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Two studies for an architectural frieze: 2975

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Current Location: In storage


Two studies for an architectural frieze
Traces of architectural decoration


Draughtsman: Alberti, Giovanni (Attributed to)




History note: Padre Sebastiano Resta; Giovanni Matteo Marchetti, Bishop of Arezzo; Chevalier Marchetti da Pistoia; sold, through John Talman in 1710 to John, Lord Somers (Lugt 2981); the Earls of Warwick (Lugt 2600); Warwick Sale, Christie's, 21 May 1896 (part of lot 278); bt. Charles Fairfax Murray; G.T. Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 212 mm
Width: 390 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.


Formerly catalogued as 'Anonymous, Cremonese School, c. 1580'.

School or Style

Cremona School

Materials used in production

White chalk
Yellow chalk
Brown ink
Brown wash
Pink wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: pen and brown ink, pink and brown wash, heightened with white and yellow, over traces of graphite, laid down verso: black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Lugt. 2981

  • Text: m. 19
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Stamp

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2975
Primary reference Number: 6935
Lugt: 2981
Lugt: 2600
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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