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Justice and Prudence supporting the arms of Cardinal Bolognetti: PD.32-1958

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Current Location: In storage


Justice and Prudence supporting the arms of Cardinal Bolognetti
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Draughtsman: Cesi, Bartolomeo (Attributed to)



Measurements and weight

Height: 301 mm
Width: 281 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

School or Style

Bolognese School

Materials used in production

White chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue-green)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: red chalk, heightened with white on blue-green paper, squared in red chalk, corner, lower right, torn away verso: red chalk, heightened with white, stained with yellow pigment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.32-1958
Primary reference Number: 46935
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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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