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Studies for 'Michelangelo in his studio': 2032D

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Studies for 'Michelangelo in his studio'


Delacroix, Eugène (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of Eugène Delacroix (Lugt 838), his sale, 17-29 February 1864; Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon (Lugt II, 506a); on loan to the Museum 1933 -1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 376 mm
Width: 243 mm

Relative size of this object

24.3 m37.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black lead on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Le penseroso (which was the 19th C. popular name for Michelangelo's statue of Lorenzo di Medici, Medici Chapel, San Lorenzo Florence) - les marbres gigantesques - la figure / de Michelange relativement / petite (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Top
  • Text: livre
  • Location: Lower right
  • Text: Pinceaux
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Text: plans d' architectures / cartons
  • Location: Bottom right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2032D
Primary reference Number: 6308
Lugt: 838
Lugt: 506a
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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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