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A Tartar huntsman: PD.14-1989

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Current Location: In storage


A Tartar huntsman


Draughtsman: Rubens, Peter Paul




History note: John Skippe, by descent to Edward Holland Martin, his sale, Christie's, 21 November 1958 (278), bt. Thomas Agnew & Son; A.M. Jaffé, his sale, Christie's 29 June 1971 (57); bt. Thomas Agnew & Son; Sir Spencer Le Marchant

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of capital taxes by H.M. Treasury, allocated through the Minister of Arts

Measurements and weight

Height: 383 mm
Width: 269 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1989) by H.M. Treasury


Study for the figure delivering the coup de grace in the lost Lion Hunt commissioned by Maximilian of Bavaria, 1615-1616

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( cream)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, heightened with white chalk on cream paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: del medisimo Rubens - 57
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.14-1989
Primary reference Number: 5117
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 May 2022 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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