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Pyramus and Thisbe: 2994

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pyramus and Thisbe


Draughtsman: Unknown



Measurements and weight

Height: 124 mm
Width: 167 mm

Relative size of this object

16.7 m12.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1901) by Belleli, Lazarus


Production date: AD 1629


Probably a page from an album amicorum

School or Style

German School

Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and bistre with grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1629
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 1629 / Grosse Lieb macht grosse Leidt / wie deessen geschehe albaidt ......... cut
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2994
Primary reference Number: 5820
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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