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The Drawing Academy: 2119

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Current Location: In storage


The Drawing Academy


Draughtsman: Mercier, Philippe




History note: From the collection of Sir Charles Robinson, C.B., F.S.A.; Sale Sotheby's, 24 February 1914, lot 31 as by Hogarth: "A drawing Academy (Mr Paroussele (Parrocel?) at Rome, 1738)", bt. for £13 (?); Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum January 1933 - March 1937

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The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Paper Height 175 mm Width 201 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red chalk on paper

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  • Text: Wm. Hogarth
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Sotheby-Feb.24th.1914, 13; mount 61. See Pilkington's Dictionary of Painters page 137 and 138
  • Location: Mount, verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2119
Primary reference Number: 6584
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 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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