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Head of a smiling youth: PD.39-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a smiling youth


Attributed to Campi, Antonio (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of Thomas Banks, R.A. (1735-1805) (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster (d. 1856); Ambrose Poynter (1796-1886) (Lugt 161); Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bart., K.C.V.O., R.A. (1836-1919) (Lugt 874); Poynter Sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot. 216 (as French School (?), Early 18th C.) bt. Messrs Agnew, on behalf of Charles Clarke (d. 1935); Louis C.G. Clarke (1881-1960), brother to the latter

Measurements and weight

Height: 265 mm
Width: 219 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-07-19) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Previously attributed to Camillo Procaccini

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, touched with red and black chalk, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Annibale Carrecce / The picture (?) is at Capo del Monte / Naples 133 / ........................
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.39-1956
Primary reference Number: 7237
Lugt: 2423
Lugt: 161
Lugt: 874
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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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