Skip to main content

Two studies of a young man of fashion, seated: 2858

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information


Two studies of a young man of fashion, seated


Abate, Nicolò dell' (Draughtsman)


History note: The Rev. Thomas Kerrich, acquired in London after 1796; Rev. R.E. Kerrich

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Measurements and weight

Height: 217 mm
Width: 301 mm

Relative size of this object

30.1 m21.7 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Circa 1561 CE - 1571 1571 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( light brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white on light brown paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: helbeyn me fecit (twice, the inscription on R. erased)
  • Location: Below each chair
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2858
Primary reference Number: 7026
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-03 07:53:50

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Drawing|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-12-03 07:53:50|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="" alt="Two studies of a young man of fashion, seated" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Two studies of a young man of fashion, seated</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

A seated man and two decapitated heads

Accession Number: PD.8-1965

Illustration from the Hamza Nama

Accession Number: PD.203-1948

Portrait of a young man

Accession Number: 57

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo