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Sheet of studies: The young Hercules; Sleeping Venus: PD.10-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Sheet of studies: The young Hercules; Sleeping Venus
Sheet of studies; caricatures, male nudes, gourds and fruit


Draughtsman: Carracci, Agostino




History note: F. Astar (Lugt 116a); Benedict Nicolson; with H. Calmann

Measurements and weight

Height: 578 mm
Width: 307 mm

Relative size of this object

30.7 m57.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1959) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( the paper folded down the middle, cut down)
Medium, Verso composed of brown ink

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black and red chalks, a line of black ink acts as a border on all sides verso: pen and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Agostino Caraxxus
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: di questo signa / ...
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (numbered with an account totalling) 49.15
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1959
Primary reference Number: 7227
Lugt: 116a
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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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