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Venus bringing arms to Aeneas: 2580B

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Venus bringing arms to Aeneas
Several proofs of handwriting, apparently by Boitard himself


Draughtsman: Boitard, François




History note: From the collection of Paul Sandby, R.A. (1725-1809) (Lugt 2112)

Measurements and weight

Height: 193 mm
Width: 275 mm

Relative size of this object

27.5 m19.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Recto: pen and ink with grey wash verso: graphite and ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Boitard Invent. (inscribed by Boitard)
  • Location: Verso, on right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Sans le secour de quelque grand seigneur / Lui (?) d'est______que_____ (and above this) Sans le secour d'un
  • Location: Verso, on right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: ____hommes en dux et ?____ / ____mereto ____bien que le (?) soit miserable / bien souvent et remply de bonheur / seavoir faint
  • Location: Verso, on left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Boitard Invent / Vostre amitiez (also several flourishes and attempts at signatures)
  • Location: Verso, upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: £1.10s (the price for which the drawing was probably bought by Sir Frank Brangwyn)
  • Location: On the old mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2580B
Primary reference Number: 6097
Lugt: 2112
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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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