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Death of Cassandra: 2134

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Death of Cassandra

Maker(s)

Primaticcio, Francesco (Draughtsman)

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

18.6 m22.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Red wash
Whitening
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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

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: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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