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The Emperor Augustus and the Sibyll: design for a wall decoration: 2916

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Emperor Augustus and the Sibyll: design for a wall decoration

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Rossetti, Cesare

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Sir Peter Lely (?); William Gibson; A.A. VanSittart

Measurements and weight

Height: 230 mm
Width: 201 mm

Relative size of this object

20.1 m23 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur

Note

Perhaps by Cavaliere d'Arpino for Rossetti

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Graphite
Light grey wash
Bistre

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and bistre with light grey wash over red chalk, squared in graphite for enlargement and transfer, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 7859
  • Location: Verso, paper backing
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: del Cavalier Josipino
  • Location: Verso, paper backing
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: in William Gibson's hand, i.e. 15/- at his valuation, see Lugt, Supplement, 2885

  • Text: 3.3
  • Location: Verso, paper backing, lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: de Paulo Veronese
  • Location: Visible through the backing
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: this also in William Gibson's hand, i.e. 15/- also

  • Text: del Cavalier Josipino 5.2
  • Location: Visible through the backing
  • Method of creation: Ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2916
Primary reference Number: 7823
Lugt: 2885
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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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