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A study for 'The Massacre of the Innocents': PD.1-1985

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Current Location: In storage


A study for 'The Massacre of the Innocents'


Draughtsman: Poussin, Nicolas



Measurements and weight

Height: 71 mm
Width: 84 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985) by Executors of Professor Anthony Blunt


The drawing, which shows a baby lying on its back, was identified by Anthony Blunt as a fragment cut from the same sheet as the Fitzwilliam drawing, No. 3097, verso. The red chalk line at the top of the drawing divides into two towards the left and these two correspond almost exactly to two lines on the Fitzwilliam drawing.

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-1985
Primary reference Number: 6723
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 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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