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A putto supporting an architectural cartouche: PD.38-1956

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Current Location: In storage


A putto supporting an architectural cartouche


Draughtsman: Motta, Raffaello, called Raffaellino da Reggio




History note: Lugt 474 [Pseudo-Crozat, now thought to be the Comte de Caylus]; Jonathan Richardson Junior [Lugt 2710]; Thomas Banks [Lugt 2423]; Mrs Lavinia Forster; Ambrose Poynter; Sir Edward J.Poynter, P.R.A., his sale, Sotheby's 24 April 1918, part of lot 192 [as Perino]; bought by Agnews for Charles B.O.Clarke, bequeathed by him in 1935 to Louis C.G.Clarke, LL.D.

Measurements and weight

Height: 99 mm
Width: 57 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
White chalk
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( faded blue)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white on faded blue paper, made up lower left and upper right, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Po del Vaga
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Richardson junior's hand

  • Text: 3.P L. 62
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.38-1956
Primary reference Number: 47595
Lugt: 474
Lugt: 2710
Lugt: 2423
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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