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Virgin and Child (?): PD.26-1956

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Virgin and Child (?)


Granello, Niccolosio (Draughtsman)


History note: J. Richardson Sr. (1665-1745) (Lugt 2183; 2984); Thomas Banks, R.A. (1735-1805) (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster (d.1856); Ambrose Poynter (1796-1886) (Lugt 161); Sir Edward J. Poynter, K.C.V.O., R.A., Bart. (1836-1919); Poynter Sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot. 21, bt. by Agnew for £3 on behalf of Charles B.O. Clarke (d. 1935); Louis C.G. Clarke (1881-1960), the brother of the latter

Measurements and weight

Height: 154 mm
Width: 110 mm

Relative size of this object

11 m15.4 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Probably a study for a large composition (Massacre of the Innocents?); formerly catalogued as 'Luca Cambiaso, Title: Virgin and Child (?)'

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink and brown wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cangiagio (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Old mount
  • Text: 97
  • Location: Old mount, lower left
  • Method of creation: Green ink
  • Text: B.15 / 11 / A 32. / D. / 1. (in Richardson's hand, shelf numbering)
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Green ink
  • Text: No. 534
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.26-1956
Primary reference Number: 7209
Lugt: 2183
Lugt: 2984
Lugt: 2423
Lugt: 161
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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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