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A seated man and two decapitated heads: PD.8-1965

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Current Location: In storage


A seated man and two decapitated heads
Various studies: of the apse of the Duomo, Pisa, or metalware (a vase and a bowl), a lion's-head door knocker, a torso and an eye, a lily and another stylised flower


Draughtsman: Beccafumi, Domenico (Follower of)




A sheet from an album of sketches.


History note: John Barnard; George(?) Hibbert; Coghlan Briscoe; Dr. William M. Crofton; sold Christie's, 7 July 1959, part of lot 95; Thomas Agnew and Sons, from whom purchased

Measurements and weight

Height: 219 mm
Width: 146 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1965) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: pen and brown ink verso: pen, brown ink, brown wash, on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1965
Primary reference Number: 7087
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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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