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Studies of a lion: 2879

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Current Location: In storage


Studies of a lion


Draughtsman: Franceschini, Baldassare (Il Volterrano)




History note: Paul Sandby (Lugt 2112); ?The Rev. Thomas Kerrich; The Rev. R.E. Kerrich

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Measurements and weight

Height: 232 mm
Width: 162 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


1650 - 1652


For the lion with the Figure of Fortezza in a pendentive below the cupola of the Glory of St Lucy in the Colloredo Chapel of SS.Annunziata, Florence

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red chalk heightened with white on buff paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: colour note

  • Text: Scura d'ombra
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

Inscription present: colour note

  • Text: occhio giall i no
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

Inscription present: colour note

  • Text: nero
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

Inscription present: colour note

  • Text: nera
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2879
Primary reference Number: 7230
Lugt: 2112
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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