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Head of an old man, profile left: 2810

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Current Location: In storage


Head of an old man, profile left


Draughtsman: Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista (Copy after)




History note: Said to come from the Collection of P.H. Lankrink (1628-1692); the mark looks like an imitation of Lugt 2090; Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) (Lugt 2445); two unidentified collector's marks, one closely resembles Lugt 2882; the other shows the initials "Z.V." ; Brangwyn, Frank

Measurements and weight

Height: 130 mm
Width: 94 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red chalk (or pencil) on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Portrait of Gerard Dou by Himself
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Gerrit Dou fecit
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Gerard Dou, red pencil 1
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Strip of paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2810
Primary reference Number: 7713
Lugt: 2090 (imitation of)
Lugt: 2445
Lugt: 2882 (resembles)
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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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