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Death of Cassandra: 2134

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Current Location: In storage


Death of Cassandra


Draughtsman: Primaticcio, Francesco




History note: Philips van Winghe (1560-1592); Joes vander Baren, Joes van Craneveldt; J. Richardson Senior (Lugt 2184); Northwick Collection, sold Sotheby's, 1 November 1920 (lot 83), as 'Massacre of the Innocents'; bought Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 225 mm
Width: 186 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Red wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red chalk, heightened with white bodycolour on red-tinted paper, traces of squaring in red chalk

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Philips van Winghe heft (or heeft) dit ghegeven (?) / aen Joos vander Baren sijnen goeden / vrindt voor diens (?) eewighe gedenckenisse / 1588
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Joos vander Baren heeft dit gegeven / Joos van Craneveldt sinen goeden / goet gunstigen vrint voor een ewighe / gedenckenisse den derden junij . Ano 1600
  • Location: Verso, underneath the above
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: 24 J (in a different hand)
  • Location: Verso, below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: 14s - 0d
  • Location: Verso, below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2134
Primary reference Number: 7730
Lugt: 2184
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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