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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Head of a sleeping child
A faint sketch of a triumphal procession of men and horses


Draughtsman: Mieris, Willem van (Attributed to)




History note: Brindley, H.H.

Measurements and weight

Height: 204 mm
Width: 183 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-01) by Brindley, H.H.

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: black, red and white chalk verso: black chalk on buff paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W Mieris
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Wm Mieris / J H L 89 25 /.
  • Location: On the old mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: 911
Primary reference Number: 4835
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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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