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The Shepherdess: PD.143-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Shepherdess


Draughtsman: Jacque, Charles Émile




History note: Anonymous Portuguese collection (?), John Tillotson

Legal notes

The John Tillotson Bequest, 1984, received 1985

Measurements and weight

Height: 268 mm
Width: 217 mm

Relative size of this object

21.7 m26.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Tillotson, John

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk on grey paper, discoloured brown

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: cornette jaune clair / corset jaune paille / Chemise blanchatre / tablier bleu gris clair / tuyau gris vert
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: ch. Jacque
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.143-1985
Primary reference Number: 6476
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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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