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Design for a boat-shaped covered tazza: PD.45-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Design for a boat-shaped covered tazza


Giulio Romano (Giulio Pippi) (Draughtsman)


History note: J.C. Robinson, his sale, Christie's, 12-14 May 1902, part of lot 324; Sir Edward J. Poynter (Lugt 874), his sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot 166, bought by Messrs Agnew on behalf of Charles B.O. Clarke, bequeathed by him in 1935 to Louis C.G. Clarke, LL.D

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Height: 187 mm
Width: 215 mm

Relative size of this object

21.5 m18.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


The top section of the drawing is a correction, superimposed on part of the lower drawing and done in a darker coloured ink

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( the drawing has been cut out in profile and is laid down on a rectangular piece of paper)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pippi, Giulio. Giulio Romano / No 9
  • Location: Old mount
  • Text: 324/5 <reference to the Robinson sale>
  • Location: Verso, old mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.45-1956
Primary reference Number: 7418
Lugt: 874
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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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