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The Continence of Scipio: 2813

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The Continence of Scipio


Attributed to Rocca, Michele (Parmigianino) (Draughtsman)


History note: Anonymous collector, many of whose drawings are said to be at Christ Church, Oxford [Lugt 2870]; A.Chariatte [Lugt supplement 88a]; Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 226 mm
Width: 288 mm

Relative size of this object

28.8 m22.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( grey, stuck down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk, heightened with white on grey paper, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: erased; also an erased inscription

  • Text: 3/-
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: in different hand

  • Text: 50
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2813
Primary reference Number: 7793
Lugt: 2870
Lugt: 88a
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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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