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Leda and the swan: PD.6-1956

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Leda and the swan


Draughtsman: Huet, Jean Baptiste




History note: From the collection of Mrs Andrée Hasson; Sale Sotheby's, 22 February 1956, lot 57; bt. by Messrs. Colnaghi for £220

Legal notes

From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 253 mm
Width: 394 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1956) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd


Production date: AD 1780

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, black chalk and watercolour, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.B. huet
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1780
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Dessin ... au modèle ...
  • Location: Verso, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.6-1956
Primary reference Number: 6459
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 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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