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A cavalier tasting wine: PD.215-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A cavalier tasting wine


Draughtsman: Pourbus, Frans, the younger (Attributed to)




History note: Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 223 mm
Width: 144 mm

Relative size of this object

14.4 m22.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Sir Bruce


Production date: circa AD 1615 : the costume suggests a date c. 1615 and the style of draughtsmanship is not incompatible with that of Frans Pourbus the younger

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown wash
Grey-black ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and grey/black ink on black chalk, grey and brown wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P Brÿgel
  • Location: On barrel
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Palamades
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.215-1963
Primary reference Number: 7186
Lugt: 1405a
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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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