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Study for 'Le Retour de l' Enfant prodigue': PD.86-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Study for 'Le Retour de l' Enfant prodigue'
Study for 'Le Retour de l' Enfant prodigue'


Draughtsman: Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre




History note: C.H. Dancock, Executor's sale, Christie's, 28 November 1908, lot 116, bought Agnew for Louis C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 310 mm
Width: 239 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue-grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk on blue-grey paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.86-1961
Primary reference Number: 6730
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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