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Allegory of Temperance: PD.1-1988

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Current Location: In storage


Allegory of Temperance


Draughtsman: Peruzzi, Baldassare




History note: Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092); Prosper Henry Lankrink (Lugt 2090); Earls of Pembroke, sale, Sotheby's, July 9 1917, no. 397/5 (as 'School of Raphael'); Mr & Mrs J.J. Strauss, their Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1970, lot 9; Lorriano Bertini, Prato; Miss Yvonne Tan Bunzl

Measurements and weight

Height: 320 mm
Width: 185 mm

Relative size of this object

18.5 m32 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988) by Yvonne Tan Bunzl

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Pink wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, over traces of red chalk, lightly squared for transfer, on pink prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ficus
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: VANITAS
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: bos
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: P.L. (L.2092)
  • Location: Lower right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-1988
Primary reference Number: 7698
Lugt: 2092
Lugt: 2090
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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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