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Achilles and Cheiron (?): 2144

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Current Location: In storage


Achilles and Cheiron (?)


Draughtsman: Rodin, Auguste




History note: From the collection of Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum from January 1933 to March 1937; stamped X, an unidentified collection mark, probably that of Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 116 mm
Width: 126 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of graph paper ( cream, faded badly)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: graphite, black chalk, brown wash, heightened with white verso: graphite on cream graph paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Rodin
  • Location: Top left corner
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: in a circle

  • Text: 68
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: Shannon
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Black wash
  • Text: 54
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Black wash
  • Text: case 7
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: The property of / C. Ricketts / Lansdowne House / Lansdowne Rd / Holland Park
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2144
Primary reference Number: 6742
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Audit data

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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