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Head of a man wearing a fur cap: PD.64-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a man wearing a fur cap


Draughtsman: Fragonard, Jean Honoré (?)




History note: E. Desperet (Lugt 721), his sale, Paris (Clement), 6 June 1865, lot 399 (as Bourdon) A. Kahn; with Thomas Agnew & Son, from whom purchased in 1909 by Louis C.G Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 373 mm
Width: 290 mm

Relative size of this object

29 m37.3 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Production date: AD 1774

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of graphite, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Roma 1774
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: honore Fragonard, Rome 1774
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: honore Fragonard
  • Location: On the old mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.64-1961
Primary reference Number: 6385
Lugt: 721
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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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