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Study of Donatello's bronze David: PD.26-1978

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Study of Donatello's bronze David
Study of a horse's head; study of the neck and shoulder of a man

Maker(s)

Degas, Edgar (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Degas family; Hotel Drouot, Sale 21 APril 1950 (lot 11); with Marlborough Fine Art, Old Bond St., London, 1952; bt. A.S.F. Gow (£45)

Measurements and weight

Height: 290 mm
Width: 222 mm

Relative size of this object

22.2 m29 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-08) by Gow, A. S. F.

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1858 : Dated by Lemoisne.

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pb.2136 / I. (?) 1794
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Text: 1794
  • Location: Verso, top right
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: ATELIER / DE / ED. DEGAS (L.657)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp, red ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.26-1978
Primary reference Number: 6282
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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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