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Two tigers at play: 1979

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Two tigers at play


Barye, Antoine Louis (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of the artist (Lugt 220); Vente Barye, Paris, 7-12 February 1876; purchased by Ch. Ricketts from the London branch of the Amsterdam dealer E.J. van Wisselingh, August 1901 for £50; Charles Ricketts, R.A., (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum from 1933-37

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 448 mm
Width: 608 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

School or Style


Materials used in production

Conté crayon (TM)

Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper ( stuck down on card)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Conté crayon on tracing paper, stuck down on card

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1979
Primary reference Number: 6080
Lugt: 220
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 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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