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Study for a male nude figure in the "Little Last Judgement": 2179

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Study for a male nude figure in the "Little Last Judgement"


Rubens, Peter Paul (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of L.D. Lempereur (1701-1779), Sale Paris (Joullain et Boileau), 24 May - 28 June, 1773 (part of lot 298); Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853) Coll.; H.M. (Lugt 1343); Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum from January 1933 - March 1937

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Height: 454 mm
Width: 275 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937-03) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk, heightened with white on buff-coloured paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2179
Primary reference Number: 5101
Lugt: 1343
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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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