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A Bacchanalian Triumph: PD.18-1956

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Current Location: In storage


A Bacchanalian Triumph
Drunken Silenus (?) drinking from a vat


Draughtsman: Giulio Romano (Giulio Pippi) (Follower of)




History note: W. Mayor (Lugt 2799); E.J. Poynter (Lugt 874); (coll. mark top right, crest in a circle?); Louis C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 195 mm
Width: 314 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Previously attributed to Perino del Vaga/ perhaps Bertoia or Girolamo da Carpi

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( cream)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: bistre, pen and wash, faint black chalk underdrawing verso: pen and brown ink on cream paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.18-1956
Primary reference Number: 7981
Lugt: 2799
Lugt: 874
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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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