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Murals from Herculaneum: two entwined snakes, fish, antelope and peacocks: PD.31-1986

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Titles

Murals from Herculaneum: two entwined snakes, fish, antelope and peacocks

Maker(s)

Morghen, Giovanni Elia (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Christie's, 8 April 1986 lot 175, where bought through Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox

Legal notes

Through Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, from the Biffen Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1986) by Christie's

School or Style

Italian Florentine School

Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down) Mount Height 403 mm Width 304 mm
Antelopes Height 45 mm Width 213 mm
Sea-snakes Height 48 mm Width 222 mm
Peacocks Height 49 mm Width 173 mm
Fish Height 49 mm Width 215 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Point of the brush and grey wash, pen and brown ink over graphite all laid down on a pink and grey washed mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Herculaneum Gio Morgen 1796
  • Location: Mount, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.31-1986
Primary reference Number: 7605
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 17 March 2022

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

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