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Study for a woodcut of Giovanni da Bologna's "Rape of the Sabines": 2861

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Study for a woodcut of Giovanni da Bologna's "Rape of the Sabines"


Andreani, Andrea (Draughtsman)


History note: Robert Udney (Lugt 2248); Sir J.C. Robinson (Lugt 1433); his sale, Christie's, 12th May 1902, lot 27 (as by Giovanni Bologna), bt. Clough (£2.10s)

Measurements and weight

Height: 421 mm
Width: 165 mm

Relative size of this object

16.5 m42.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
White chalk
Brown wash
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( carta azzura)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, brown ink, black chalk, brown wash, heightened with white (partly reduced), with traces of red chalk, perhaps offset, on faded carta azzura, laid down on a washed mount, with traces of stylus

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2861
Primary reference Number: 7041
Lugt: 2248
Lugt: 1433
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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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