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Two groups of ecclesiastics, facing one another: PD.3-1979

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Current Location: In storage


Two groups of ecclesiastics, facing one another


Carpaccio, Vittore (Draughtsman)


History note: Padre Sebastiano Resta; Giovanni Matteo Marchetti, Bishop of Arezzo; Cavaliere Marchetti da Pistoia, sold through John Talman in 1716 to John, Lord Somers (Lugt 2981); Thomas Hudson (Lugt 2432); Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. (Lugt 2364) Thomas Banks (Lugt 2423); (?) Mrs Lavinia Forster; (?) Ambrose Poynter; Sir E.J. Poynter, P.R.A. (Lugt 874); his sale, Sotheby's, 24-28 April 1918, lot 23; Lord Lascelles; Earl of Harewood; his sale, Christie's, 6 July 1965, lot 118; Captain Norman Colville; Mrs Norman Colville

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Accepted by Her Majesty's Treasury in lieu of estate duty and allocated at the request of Mrs Colville to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Measurements and weight

Height: 214 mm
Width: 278 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1979) by H.M. Treasury

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink over red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: g.29
  • Location: Lower right
  • Text: 10
  • Location: Lower right
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Collector's mark
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Collector's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1979
Primary reference Number: 7226
Lugt: 2981
Lugt: 2432
Lugt: 2364
Lugt: 2423
Lugt: 874
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

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

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