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Pieta: 3144

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Current Location: In storage




Attributed Cuevas (Draughtsman)


History note: R. P. Roupell (Lugt 2234), sold Christie's, 12 July 1887, lot 720, bt. Sir J.C. Robinson (Lugt 1433) (17/-); his sale, 12 May, 1902, lot 25, bt. Parsons, (8/-)

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Height: 237 mm
Width: 202 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, pricked for transfer, creased, old repair lower left of centre, abraded.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R P R. Gaspar Becerra
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: (note on the painter and giving an attribution of GAPARO BECERRA; below this a note by Sir J.C. Robinson saying he bought the picture from Roupell)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3144
Primary reference Number: 5996
Lugt: 2234
Lugt: 1433
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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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