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A Italian street scene with figures: 2058

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Current Location: In storage


A Italian street scene with figures


Draughtsman: Unknown




History note: From the collection of Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum from January 1933 - 1937

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


This drawing was bequeathed as by Fragonard (1732-1806), but has since been rejected as inconsistent with his style. Among alternative attributions which have been proposed are Joseph-Benoitée (1743-1807), and Jacques-François Amand (1730-69), although in neither case does the boldness of this drawing accord completely with their work.

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Paper Height 152 mm Width 182 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Fragonard
  • Location: On the mount
  • Text: 855
  • Location: On the mount
  • Text: J.H. Fragonard 1732-1806
  • Location: On the mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2058
Primary reference Number: 6383
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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