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Seated male nude: 2251

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Current Location: In storage


Seated male nude
Study of a male nude from behind


Draughtsman: Tintoretto, Jacopo (Jacopo Robusti)




History note: Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon; on loan to the Museum from 1933

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 174 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


The drawing on the verso is very faint, and it has not proved possibl to associate it with any extant painting.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( faded buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: charcoal squared diagonally for transfer in black chalk verso: charcoal on faded buff paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: partly cut

  • Text: G. Tintoretto
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2251
Primary reference Number: 7948
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 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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