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Allegory of the Labours of Hercules: PD.10-1992

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Current Location: In storage


Allegory of the Labours of Hercules


Draughtsman: Ferri, Ciro




History note: 1st Earl of Leicester, by descent to Viscount Coke, his sale, Christie's, 2 July 1991, lot 49

Legal notes

From the Gow Fund with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the National Arts Collection Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 229 mm
Width: 362 mm

Relative size of this object

36.2 m22.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1992) by Christie's


Just possibly pietro da Cortona

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash over black chalk, on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P:Cortona (in the hand formerly identified as William Kent's)
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1992
Primary reference Number: 7277
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 19 December 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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