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The cook: PD.17-1986

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The cook
Two women, one kneeling, holding a child


Draughtsman: Ribot, Augustin Théodule




History note: Unidentified collector's mark; bt. by the donor in Avignon in 1956 for 600 Francs

Legal notes

Through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 278 mm
Width: 184 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1986) by Powell, C. N. Peter

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black and white chalk, squared in red chalk verso: black chalk on grey paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.17-1986
Primary reference Number: 6738
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 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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