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Trapping Cranes near Pisa (Grus Cinera): PD.736-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Trapping Cranes near Pisa (Grus Cinera)


Draughtsman: Straet, Jan van der (Giovanni Stradano)




History note: Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 192 mm
Width: 266 mm

Relative size of this object

26.6 m19.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brush, brown ink, heightened with white, on paper (incised for engraving)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JOAN STRADANUS / ...... / ...... / 155(?)6
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: (see above)
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 5712
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: No. 1236 (and a long inscription in Flemish, at the moment obscured by the backing paper)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.736-1963
Primary reference Number: 5298
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 21 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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