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Design of Cupid at play: 3051b

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Current Location: In storage


Design of Cupid at play


Draughtsman: Maratti, Carlo



Measurements and weight

Height: 146 mm
Width: 197 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk oval on a square sheet of paper, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Carlo Maratti
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3051b
Primary reference Number: 7566
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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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