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Design for an ornamental border or title-page: PD.263-1963

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Design for an ornamental border or title-page
Outline of the recto traced through


Diepenbeeck, Abraham Jansz. van (Draughtsman)


History note: P.H. Lankrink (Lugt 2090); with Colnaghi's; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a), July 1937 (£5/-/-)

Measurements and weight

Height: 348 mm
Width: 254 mm

Relative size of this object

25.4 m34.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir


Coat of arms may be that of Prince Rupprecht of the Pfalz.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black chalk, point of the brush, brown ink, grey wash, with white highlights, mostly oxidised, and a line of brown ink bordering it on all sides verso: graphite on laid paper, laid down (incised for engraving)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: seen in reverse as if for engraving

  • Text: Honi soi / t qui mal y / pense
  • Location: Top centre

Inscription present: traces of old inscription

  • Text: b 4(?)3
  • Location: Centre
  • Text: 675
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.263-1963
Primary reference Number: 4504
Lugt: 2090
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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