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Moses defending the daughters of Jethro: 2957

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Current Location: In storage


Moses defending the daughters of Jethro


Draughtsman: Farinati, Paolo




History note: Sir Peter Lely (?); William Gibson (his pricing on the old mount; according to his system, put on for the benefit of his widow, the price proposed was 20 shillings, changed to 25 shillings); Jonathan Richardson Junior (Lugt 2984); W. Bates (Lugt 2604); Sir J.C. Robinson (Lugt 1433); Christie's, 14 May 1902, lot 380, as Schiavone; G.T. Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 209 mm
Width: 629 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.


A preparatory study for the finished painting now in the Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of card ( faded carta azzura; marked off at the bottom for transfer in 35 divisions of 16mm width)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk on faded carta azzura

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in Gibson's hand

  • Text: P. Farinato 4.3 (crossed out, and substituted with:) 5.3
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: in Gibson's hand

  • Text: H.35
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2957
Primary reference Number: 7332
Lugt: 2984
Lugt: 2604
Lugt: 1433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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