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Man tying a donkey to a tree: 2053

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Current Location: In storage


Man tying a donkey to a tree


Draughtsman: Giovanni da San Giovanni (Giovanni Mannozzi)




History note: (?)Mercati, London; Uvedale Price; Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 191 mm
Width: 127 mm

Relative size of this object

12.7 m19.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Red wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red chalk, point of the brush, red wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Feti
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Domenico Fetti
  • Location: Old mount, left and right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: ..ico Fetti, born at Rome 1589, died 1624 aged 35. Disciple of Ludovico Cigoli... the works of Giulio Romano. His drawings are extremely rare... ice. Bought of Mercati in London
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Handwriting of Sir Uvedale
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2053
Primary reference Number: 7348
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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