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An Angel: PD.67-1958

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Current Location: In storage


An Angel


Draughtsman: Reni, Guido (Attributed to)




History note: John Skippe (1742-1812) who presumably purchased it together with the rest of his collection from a Monastery in Venice, c. 1773; the collection passed by inheritance, after his death, to the Martin family; the drawings were inherited by James Martin's son early in the 19th century and eventually passed, after having been inherited by successive members of the Martin family, to Edward Holland, through the latter's mother; upon the death of Edward Holland in 1916 they passed, subject to the life interest of his sister, Mrs Rayner-Wood, to Edward Holland-Martin, his nephew; sold at Christie's, 21 November 1958, lot 177e, bt. by Colnaghi's on behalf of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for 42 gns., together with four other drawings, from which two were retained (PD.65-1958, Isaac Oliver, and PD.66-1958, Follower of Guido Reni) (purchase price: £46 6s 0d)

Measurements and weight

Height: 190 mm
Width: 118 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958-11-21) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink over red chalk, with slight traces of wash, on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.67-1958
Primary reference Number: 7780
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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