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Head of a girl supporting her cheek on her hand: PD.66-1958

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a girl supporting her cheek on her hand


Draughtsman: Reni, Guido (Follower of)




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.67-1958, School of Guido Reni) (purchase price: £46 6s 0d)

Measurements and weight

Height: 359 mm
Width: 254 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Yellow chalk
Brown chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( discoloured white, pasted down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red, black, yellow and brown chalk on discoloured white paper, pasted down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Di Guido Reno
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Di guido Reno
  • Location: Verso, visible through the backing
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.66-1958
Primary reference Number: 7782
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 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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