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Bust of John Milton, with a wreath of laurel: 3302

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Current Location: In storage


Bust of John Milton, with a wreath of laurel


Draughtsman: Cipriani, Giovanni Battista




History note: Thomas Hollis; Ar. Onslow; Lord Onslow; Lord Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 286 mm
Width: 202 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

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Materials used in production

Pink wash
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite heightened with white on pink prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Location: Below the wreath
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Cipriani
  • Location: Backing paper
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: John Milton / Designed by G.B. Cipriani, a Florentine, after a bust in plaister, modelled / from and big as life, now in possession of Thomas Hollis of Lincoln's Inn / Che trae buon del spolcro, e in vita il serba. / PETRARCA / Given to me by Mr Hollis / Ar:Onslow
  • Location: Verso, old backing
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Given to me by Lord Onslow, son to Ar.Onslow, / at Richmond, Thursday 25 Feb 1790, / Fitzwilliam
  • Location: Verso, old backing
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3302
Primary reference Number: 7258
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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