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St Sebastian: PD.13-1958

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Current Location: In storage


St Sebastian


Draughtsman: Matteis, Paolo de




Drawn on the back of the draft of a letter to a Don Salvatore Triani asking for the return of a loan as de Matteis is in financial difficulties.

Measurements and weight

Height: 253 mm
Width: 199 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958-01-16) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Sepia brush over black chalk or charcoal, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Paulo Matteis
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: draft of a letter by Paolo de Matteis to Salvator Tirani (?)

  • Location: Verso
  • Text: 197
  • Location: Verso, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Saint Sebastian
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.13-1958
Primary reference Number: 7580
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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