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Portrait of an unknown man: PD.21-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of an unknown man
Figure studies


Draughtsman: Legros, Alphonse



Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 317 mm
Width: 231 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Production date: AD 1890

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Materials used in production

Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Silverpoint on prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Legros
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1890
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.21-1991
Primary reference Number: 6537
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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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