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Caricature of a hunch-back with knock-knees: PD.129-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Caricature of a hunch-back with knock-knees


Draughtsman: Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista




History note: ? Count Algarotti-Corniani; ? Breadalbane, Langton House, Duns, Berwickshire; sale Dowells, Edinburgh, 25 March 1925, part of lot 1004 ['Folio containing over 100 caricature drawings']; John Grant, bookseller, Edinburgh; Arthur Kay, H.R.S.H., F.S.A., c.1926, his sale Christie's 9 April 1943, part of lot 246; with the Arcade Gallery, London, from whom bought by Louis C.G.Clarke

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Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 203 mm
Width: 134 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


At top centre, another trial in pen and ink for a caricature head

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and wash on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.129-1961
Primary reference Number: 7933
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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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