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Studies of a woman, half-length, seen from behind: 3105

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Current Location: In storage


Studies of a woman, half-length, seen from behind
Studies of drapery


Draughtsman: Berrettoni, NiccolĂ 




History note: Jonathan Richardson (Lugt 2170); Sir Joshua Reynolds; G.T. Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 414 mm
Width: 258 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Formerly catalogued as 'Anonymous, School of Raphael'.

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue-grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk, with traces of white heightening on faded blue-grey paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: For sure my Eyes have ne'er such grace beheld; / Not when chos'n Virgins on their Tresses quaint, / In sea-clasp'd Cyprus, when the Years in May, / To Venus' Temple Golden Baskets bear; / Whose pendant Fragrance, Hyacinth & Rose, / And breathing Crocus, shade their Feature blith, / And Iv'ry Neck's nice Toro'r (sic), from Phoebus'Ray. / One glittering Arm the Sacred Gifts suspend, / One frees the Step from the rich flowing Robe.' / Choise of Hercules, a Mask, M.S. Anonym. (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3105
Primary reference Number: 7197
Lugt: 2170
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Audit data

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

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

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