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An illustration for Louis Sébastien Mercier's 'L'Indigent': PD.84-1961

Object information


An illustration for Louis Sébastien Mercier's 'L'Indigent'


Marillier, Clément Pierre (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of Charles B.O. Clarke; bt. together with no. PD.83-1961, which see for further information:

History note: From the collection of Comtesse de Behague (?), sold Sotheby's, 29th June 1926, lot 108 (with PD.83-1961), bt. Charles B.O. Clarke, bt. together with PD.84-1961; L.C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960, received 1961

Measurements and weight

Height: 140 mm
Width: 95 mm

Relative size of this object

9.5 m14 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Production date: AD 1771

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin) ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on vellum laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: c.p. Mariller inv.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1771
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Douanes Francaises / Paris / Service / des Expositions
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Chenue / Emballeur / 5 Rue de Terrasse Paris / (no) 060 / £110 the pair (in graphite) (see labesl on frame, verso, of the Cl. J. Vernet)
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label and graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.84-1961
Primary reference Number: 6570
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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