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Head of a man: 2895

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Head of a man

Maker(s)

Attributed Casolani, Alessandro (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: From the collection of Earl Spencer (1734-1783) (Lugt 1530)

Measurements and weight

Height: 85 mm
Width: 75 mm

Relative size of this object

7.5 m8.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910-03) by Newton Robinson, C. E.

Note

Formerly catalogued as by Jan Stephen van Calcar

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink, with traces of red chalk, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No. 17
  • Location: Verso of mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: G. Vasari . 1511 - 1574
  • Location: Verso of mount, below
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2895
Primary reference Number: 5371
Lugt: 1530
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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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