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Head of a dark-breasted barn owl (Tyto guttata): PD.43-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a dark-breasted barn owl (Tyto guttata)


Draughtsman: Lenardi, Vincenzo




History note: Cassiano del Pozzo; Louis C.G. Clarke, LL.D

Measurements and weight

Height: 141 mm
Width: 141 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-07-19) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Formerly catalogued as 'Anonymous, German School, late 17th C.'

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( white, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Point of the brush and watercolour, bodycolour heightened with white over traces of black chalk, on white paper, laid down on mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 59
  • Location: Lower right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.43-1956
Primary reference Number: 5829
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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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