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A Wild boar: PD.124-1961

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A Wild boar


Pisanello (Antonio Pisano) (Draughtsman)


History note: Sir E.J. Poynter (Lugt 874); Poynter Sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot 116 (reprod.); bt. Agnew (£60) for Charles B.O. Clarke; Louis C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 98 mm
Width: 169 mm

Relative size of this object

16.9 m9.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

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Materials used in production

Light-brown wash
Light-brown ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, light-brown ink, light-brown wash on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E.J.P. 1876 (in Poynter's hand)
  • Location: Underneath the drawing
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.124-1961
Primary reference Number: 7722
Lugt: 874
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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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