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Study of cattle: PD.954-1963

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study of cattle
Study of a standing female figure and 5 sketches of medallions for decorative frescoes (?)


Draughtsman: Claude Lorrain




History note: Queen Christina of Sweden; Prince Odescalchi; Anon. sale; Count Donato, Sanminiatelli, Sotheby's, 20 November 1957, part of lot 67, bt. H.M. Calmann (£2,500)

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From the Walter Butterworth Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 102 mm
Width: 156 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1963) by Calmann, H.M.

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Medium, Verso composed of brown ink

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black chalk on paper; verso: pen and brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.954-1963
Primary reference Number: 6414
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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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