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Sheet of compositional studies: 2959

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Sheet of compositional studies


Figino, Ambrogio Giovanni (Draughtsman)


History note: W. Young Ottley; his sale, London, T. Philipe, 10 June 1814, lot 539; Sir James Knowles; his sale, Christie's, 28 May 1908, part of lot 232; G.T. Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 263 mm
Width: 394 mm

Relative size of this object

39.4 m26.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Light brown ink
Light-brown wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and light brown ink, light brown wash, over red chalk, on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2959
Primary reference Number: 7353
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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