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The scourging of Christ: PD.31-1956

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Current Location: In storage


The scourging of Christ


Draughtsman: Unknown




History note: From the collection of Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784) (Lugt 2793); N. Revil (d. 1844) Sale, Paris (chez Rousell et Defer), 29 March / 2 April, 1842; A. Ch. His de la Salle (1795-1878) (Lugt 1333); Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bart., K.C.V.O., R.A. (1836-1919) (Lugt 874); Poynter Sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot. 14 (as a study for the Altarpiece by Sebastiano del Piombo in San Pietro in Montorio, Rome) (together with PD.32-1956) for £6 10s 0d., bt. Messrs. Agnew on behalf of Charles Clarke (d. 1935); Louis Clarke (1881-1960)

Measurements and weight

Height: 77 mm
Width: 67 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-07-19) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Formerly assigned to Sebastiano (Luciani) Del Piombo (1485-1547)

Formerly attributed to Macchietti, Girolamo 1535-1592

School or Style

Roman School

Materials used in production

Light-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Bistre, pen and light-brown wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E.J.P. (in Poynter's hand)
  • Location: Under the drawing, on the old mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: le dessin placé en haut don de la Col. Revil vendu en 1842; il est donné a Sebastiano del Piombo et décrit sous la No. 245, il avait fait partie du Cabt. de Nath. Hone (in His de la Salle's handwriting?)
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Piombo (del) Sebastiano, Veneziano m. 1547 di anni 52 -- Vasari (né 1485)
  • Location: On old mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.31-1956
Primary reference Number: 6987
Lugt: 2793
Lugt: 1333
Lugt: 874
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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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