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Group of Apostles from the Ascension of Christ: 3046

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Current Location: In storage


Group of Apostles from the Ascension of Christ


Draughtsman: Mantegna, Andrea (Copy after)



Measurements and weight

Height: 33 mm
Width: 225 mm

Relative size of this object

22.5 m3.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Deposited (1925-03) by University Library Syndicate

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Grey-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Brown ink applied with pen and brush, heightened with white body wash colouring on grey brown washed paper, with brown wash border, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: same ink as the drawing

  • Text: Andrea Mantegna fecit *
  • Location: Bottom centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: MS label, brown ink
  • Text: 1506
  • Location: Following the above insription, *
  • Method of creation: Same ink as above
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3046
Primary reference Number: 7562
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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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