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David and Abigail: PD.33-1958

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Current Location: In storage


David and Abigail


Draughtsman: Amigoni, Jacopo




History note: Unidentified Venetian collector (Lugt, Supplement, 3005 c-d); William Sharp (Lugt 2650); W. Bates (1824-1884) (Lugt 2604); Guy Fenton Knowles

Measurements and weight

Height: 222 mm
Width: 324 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1958-02-27) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Formerly titled 'A group of seven male and female figures, and an ass'

School or Style

Venetian School

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of ground (material) ( laid down on card; all the corners repaired and several tears)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Drawing : Grisaille oils highlighted with white, on a pinkish ground, on paper, laid down on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Giacomo Amigoni Venez. (in the 'reliable Italian hand')
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Text: W.S.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Giacomo Amozoni, Venez
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 227
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.33-1958
Primary reference Number: 7040
Lugt: 3005c
Lugt: 3005d
Lugt: 2650
Lugt: 2604
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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