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The Martyrdom of St Stephen: 2560

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Current Location: In storage


The Martyrdom of St Stephen


Draughtsman: Calvaert, Denys (Dionisio Fiammingo) (Attributed to)




History note: From the collection of Benjamin West (1738-1920) (Lugt 419) (and not Benoni White? (Benj. Wst) as stated on the mount, graphite)

Measurements and weight

Height: 253 mm
Width: 214 mm

Relative size of this object

21.4 m25.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


Formerly catalogued as 'Anonymous, Italian School, 16th C.'

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff, made up and laid down on an 18th century washed mount)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black and red chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper, made up and laid down on an 18th century washed mount

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: PH
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Giudio R.omo
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: unidentified collector's mark

  • Text: S.D.L.60
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 151.
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2560
Primary reference Number: 6888
Lugt: 419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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