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Four women dancing: 2740

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Current Location: In storage


Four women dancing


Draughtsman: Unknown




History note: J. Richardson (old mount inscribed recto 'Pellegrino de Modona' (sic), and verso 'Pellegrino da Modona discipolo di Rafaello, 1538' in what appears to be Richardson's hand); Nathaniel Hillier (inscribed, verso of old mount: 'From Mr Hillier's sale, 15 March 1784'; H. Reveley (Lugt 1356 recto); (?) Dr Riggatt (inscribed on old mount in a 19th century hand 'woman dancing very fine' and ?Dr. Riggatt's coll'

Measurements and weight

Height: 100 mm
Width: 161 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945) by Gatty, H. P. W.


Previously attributed to Francesco Allegrini and to Pellegrino Cavedone, c.1548-1628

School or Style

Emilian school

Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Purple-red and black chalk, with graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: fatto d'Allegrini
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: on 3 thick half sheets
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Pellegrino da Modona (sic)
  • Location: Old mount
  • Text: Pellegrino da Modona (sic) discipolo (sic) di Raffaello 1538 (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: From Mr. Hillier's sale, 15 March 1784
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: woman dancing very fine
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: Dr. Riggatt's coll.
  • Location: Old mount, verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2740
Primary reference Number: 7033
Lugt: 1356
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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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