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The marriage of Alexander and Roxana: 2625

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The marriage of Alexander and Roxana


Attributed to Penni, Giovanni Francesco (il Fattore) (Draughtsman)


History note: Richard Cosway (1740-1821, L.268 lr. R); his sale, 14-22 February 1822, 5th day, Stanley's, lot 1027 (as Raphael: "Alexander and Roxana", a washed drawing of the Painting in Raphael's Villa at Rome); Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 222 mm
Width: 338 mm

Relative size of this object

33.8 m22.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


School of Raffaello Sanzio

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Brown ink
Grey-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( light brown, stuck down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, brown ink, grey brown wash, with traces of black chalk underdrawing on light brown paper, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Raffaello d'Urbino
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 16 (in a different hand)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Dipinto nella villa Olgiati fuiori delle Porte Pinciani a Roma (different hand)
  • Location: Backing

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2625
Primary reference Number: 7756
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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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