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"The Shades approaching Dante and Virgil": 2145

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

"The Shades approaching Dante and Virgil"

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Rodin, Auguste

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: From the collection of Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum since January 1933

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 183 mm
Width: 117 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Sepia wash
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, pen and dark sepia wash on buff paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Rodin
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Carfax and Company Limited
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: 17 Ryder St / St James's / London / S W / England
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 320
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Des Ombres approchants Rodin / 20 guineas
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: price £20
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink over graphite

Inscription present: below the above inscription

  • Text: Carfax and Company Limited
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: case no 7 left
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Text: Bradley and Co. / Exhibitions Agents / 81 Charlotte Street / Fitzroy Square / London W / (written on top of the label:) International Ex. collected
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Printed label with MS additions
  • Text: Bradley and Co (printed:) 105
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label, stamped
  • Text: From Carfax and Co. 57 / Ltd. 17 Ryder Street / St James's London / to: "A Rodin" / The Shades Ap / Drawing / to be returned to London
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label, printed
  • Text: Shades approach / ing Dante & Virgil
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: Glass Broken / when received, Chicago (underlined)
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: Shannon
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Black wash
  • Text: 56
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Black wash
  • Text: 228/10
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: 228-9
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: 7(in a circle) a - 5
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

Inscription present: in a circle

  • Text: 69
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2145
Primary reference Number: 6744
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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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