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Ruins of the Palatine, Rome: PD.68-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Ruins of the Palatine, Rome


Draughtsman: Breenbergh, Bartholomeus (Attributed to)




History note: Probably Count Moritz von Fries (see PD.67-1961); Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445); William Esdaile (Lugt 2617); Dr. H. Wellesley, his sale, Christie's, 25 April 1866, lot 295 (?); bt. T.L. Palgrave; Sir E.J. Poynter (1887) (Lugt 874), his sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot 211a bt. by Agnew for Charles B.O. Clarke, bequeathed by him to Louis C.G. Clarke, 1935

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 187 mm
Width: 231 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

School or Style


Materials used in production

Red chalk
Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and wash over traces of red chalk on blue paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 31
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink over red chalk
  • Text: 1836 WE (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso, lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Claude / Lawrence-Esdaile- / Wellesley Collns / (1886) / T.L. Palgrave (in Palgrave's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: EJP.1887 (in Poynter's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.68-1961
Primary reference Number: 7007
Lugt: 2445
Lugt: 2617
Lugt: 874
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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