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A sheet of studies with Ishmael in the wilderness: PD.20-1969

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Current Location: In storage


A sheet of studies with Ishmael in the wilderness


Draughtsman: Mola, Pier Francesco




History note: P. Crozat (Lugt 474); J. Richardson Jr. (Lugt 2170); P. & D. Colnaghi

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From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 212 mm
Width: 163 mm

Relative size of this object

16.3 m21.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1969) by Colnaghi


Circa 1657 - 1658

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
White chalk
Grey-brown wash
Red chalk wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink over red chalk, with red chalk wash and grey-brown wash, heightened with white on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Franc..Mola
  • Location: Lower left of centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1969
Primary reference Number: 7592
Lugt: 474
Lugt: 2170
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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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