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Eight studies, roughly mounted on a single sheet: a) a nude male, his left knee on a rock, holding a rock above his head, poised to throw it; b) four nude males. In the foreground one kneels on a rock, his arms outstretched to support himself, his right leg stretched out behind. Three figures are grouped behind him, two seated, one standing; c) a female figure running, arms akimbo d) a group of fighting men. Three fall wounded in the foreground and three run towards them from behind; e) a seated river god, his right arm around the neck of an urn from which water issues; f) a seated river god, his left arm supported on an urn from which water issues g) a river god reclining on his right arm, supported by an urn from which water issues; h) a sleeping figure, resting on a boulder: 3125

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Eight studies, roughly mounted on a single sheet: a) a nude male, his left knee on a rock, holding a rock above his head, poised to throw it; b) four nude males. In the foreground one kneels on a rock, his arms outstretched to support himself, his right leg stretched out behind. Three figures are grouped behind him, two seated, one standing; c) a female figure running, arms akimbo d) a group of fighting men. Three fall wounded in the foreground and three run towards them from behind; e) a seated river god, his right arm around the neck of an urn from which water issues; f) a seated river god, his left arm supported on an urn from which water issues g) a river god reclining on his right arm, supported by an urn from which water issues; h) a sleeping figure, resting on a boulder

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Gargiulo, Domenico (Micco Spadaro)

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Description

The above, clockwise from centre left. The whole laid down on a single sheet of paper on which are traces of a ninth drawing which has been torn from the mount

Notes

History note: Mr Cooper (a painter at King's Lynn), from whom bought by the Rev. Thomas Kerrich in 1767; the Rev. R.E. Kerrich

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)
Study H Height 52 mm Width 49 mm
Study C Height 62 mm Width 70 mm
Study G Height 64 mm Width 61 mm
Study D Height 64 mm Width 97 mm
Study F Height 70 mm Width 51 mm
Study B Height 70 mm Width 77 mm
Study E Height 73 mm Width 60 mm
Study A Height 80 mm Width 47 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, slight traces of red chalk, on paper, the whole laid down on a single sheet of paper, on which are traces of a ninth drawing which has been torn from the mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 9
  • Location: Study B, lower left
  • Text: 9 1/2
  • Location: Study F, lower right
  • Text: 23
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: T. Kerrich 1767 / M.C.C.
  • Location: Verso, old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: 17
  • Location: Verso, old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: T. Kerrich, M.C.C. 1767
  • Location: On another mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3125
Primary reference Number: 7384
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

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

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