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Head of a girl: PD.65-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Head of a girl


Draughtsman: Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri




History note: ?Waddington Galleries, ?sold to Mrs Brownlow

Measurements and weight

Height: 255 mm
Width: 190 mm

Relative size of this object

19 m25.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black ink brushed over crayon on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: crossed out in graphite

  • Text: E29 (stock number)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: 13
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: in a circle

  • Text: 18
  • Location: Verso, upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 17
  • Location: Verso, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (Victor Waddington (Galleries) 25 Cork Street, W.1., artist, title, medium and measurements and owner as Mrs Charles Brownlow)
  • Location: Verso, backboard (removed)

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.65-1972
Primary reference Number: 6397
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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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