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Athena sending the Furies to punish the daughters of Cecrops with madness for opening the basket containing the infant Erichthonius: PD.53-1999

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Titles

Athena sending the Furies to punish the daughters of Cecrops with madness for opening the basket containing the infant Erichthonius

Maker(s)

Giani, Felice (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Sven Gahlin; with Yvonne ffrench, from whom purchased by Terence Hodgkinson by whom bequeathed to Jock Palmer

Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund, 1999.

Measurements and weight

Height: 133 mm
Width: 182 mm

Relative size of this object

18.2 m13.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by Palmer, Jock

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash over black chalk, laid down on an old mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Oreste apparaissant a Clytemnestre pour venger Agammemnon
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: ORESTE MEETING AGAMMEMNON
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.53-1999
Primary reference Number: 45905
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/45905 Accessed: 2022-01-28 22:06:04

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