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The Education of Achilles: 3303

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Current Location: In storage


The Education of Achilles


Draughtsman: Cipriani, Giovanni Battista




History note: Sotheby 1901 (?) lot 464; bt. together with Nos. 3304 and 3305

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 209 mm
Width: 195 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1901) by Mayer, Joseph


Preparatory study for the painting of Chiron instructing Achilles with the bow, painted for an ante-room at Lansdowne House.

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Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen and black ink, watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cipriani
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Cipriani, Education of Achilles
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3303
Primary reference Number: 7259
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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