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Current Location: In storage


Baptism of Christ
Study of a man with a tortoise[?] on a lead/ part of a palm tree/ a caricature head


Draughtsman: Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Attributed to)




History note: Lord Somers (1650-1716) (with Ref. No. G.46 (inscribed in ink) from the Resta-Somers Collection inscribed by Resta "Andrea di Verrocchio mo di Leonardo da Vinci nat del 1432 morto del 1488 fu Scoltor e Pitto..."

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Measurements and weight

Height: 280 mm
Width: 368 mm

Relative size of this object

36.8 m28 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down)
Verso Height 134 mm Width 92 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: pen and brown wash verso: pen and brown ink on paper, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Andrea del Verroccio Mo. di Leonardo da Vinci. Nato del 1432 morto del 1488 fu scultor e Pito.
  • Location: Right edge, base (?)
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: g. 46
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: T. Kerrich M.C.C. 1783 (twice, same hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: transcribed by Marco Chiarini

  • Text: E baptesimo in 1485 24 di agosto
  • Location: Verso, upper right of centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3092
Primary reference Number: 7690
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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