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Two horsemen: PD.121-1961

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Two horsemen


Leonardo da Vinci


History note: Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092); Jonathan Richardson Sr (Lugt 2183); George Hibbert; the Hon. A. Holland-Hibbert, his sale, Sotheby's, 29 June 1926, lot 17; bought by Thomas Agnew & Sons for Charles B.O. Clarke, by whom bequeathed in 1935 to Grace Clarke; Louis C.G. Clarke, LLD, by 1952

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Louis C.G. Clarke 1960, received 1961

Measurements and weight

Height: 143 mm
Width: 128 mm

Relative size of this object

12.8 m14.3 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Production date: after AD/CE 1481

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Pink wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of prepared paper ( the sheet cut from a larger one; the upper corners cut diagonally)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Metalpoint, reinforced with pen and brown ink, on a pinkish prepared surface

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.121-1961
Primary reference Number: 7505
Lugt: 2092
Lugt: 2183
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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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