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Study after an Antique relief: PD.35-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Study after an Antique relief
Two designs for ornamental vases


Draughtsman: Aspertini, Amico (Attributed to)




History note: From the collection of Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bart., K.C.V.O., R.A. (1836-1919) (Lugt 874); Poynter Sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot. 75 (as School of Andrea Mantegna); bt. Messrs Agnew for £5 on behalf of Charles Clarke (d. 1935); Louis Clarke (1881-1960), brother to the latter

Measurements and weight

Height: 160 mm
Width: 160 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Formerly catalogued as 'Anonymous, North Italian, end of the 15th century'.

School or Style

North Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk verso: pen and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: old

  • Text: Mantegna
  • Location: Lower left-hand corner

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.35-1956
Primary reference Number: 6988
Lugt: 874
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Audit data

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