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Mythological scene: the offering of Phrixos and Helle: PD.20-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Mythological scene: the offering of Phrixos and Helle


Draughtsman: Lairesse, Gerard de




History note: From the collections of Thomas Banks, R.A. (1735-1805) (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster (d.1856); Ambrose Poynter Esq. (1796-1886) (Lugt 161); Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bart., K.C.V.O., R.A. (1836-1919); Poynter Sale, 25 April 1918 (Sotheby), lot 267, bt. by Messrs Agnew for £3 on behalf of Charles Clarke, Esq. (18 -1935); Louis Clarke (1881-1960), the latter's brother

Measurements and weight

Height: 180 mm
Width: 310 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-07-19) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Project for a wall painting?

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen with sepia and grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Lairesse
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: N.117
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Text: 199
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1956
Primary reference Number: 4787
Lugt: 2423
Lugt: 161
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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