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Circe transforming the companions of Ulysses into animals: PD.19-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Circe transforming the companions of Ulysses into animals


Draughtsman: Brizio, Francesco




History note: Unidentified collector (Lugt 474); Thomas Banks, R.A. (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster; Ambrose Poynter; Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bt., K.C.V.O., P.R.A., his sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot 29; bought by Thomas Agnew's for Charles B.O. Clarke, by whom bequeathed to Louis C.G. Clarke, LL.D, in 1935

Measurements and weight

Height: 149 mm
Width: 210 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1956) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Formerly attributed to Domenico Ambrogi (c.1600-p.1678)

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( repaired top right and below top left (made up in black ink), below centre (made up in black ink), lower left corner; two vertical and one horizontal creases)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, slight touches of red and black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: titiano
  • Location: Old mount
  • Text: Giulio Romano
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: 20/1175/58-10
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: Lot 85-Ft D
  • Location: Old mount, verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.19-1956
Primary reference Number: 7179
Lugt: 474
Lugt: 2423
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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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