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Study of two figures: 2125

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study of two figures
Two rough sketches of crouching man with hand to head and red chalk suggestion of leg or arm (study for Hagar?)


Draughtsman: Millet, Jean François




History note: From the collection of Alfred Sensier (1815-1877); G. Roberts; William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899); Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum January 1933 - March 1937

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 172 mm
Width: 236 mm

Relative size of this object

23.6 m17.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: red chalk, touched with white, some traces of black chalk, probably shining through from the verso, stuck down verso: graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.F.M. (Millet's studio stamp, after his death)
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: Ancienne Collection Alfr. Sensier
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label, ink
  • Text: Donné en echange à Monsieur Babcock / 9 Dec, 1879 G. Roberts
  • Location: Frame, verso (now in artist's folder)
  • Method of creation: Label, ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2125
Primary reference Number: 6601
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 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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