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St John the Evangelist: PD.33-1956

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Current Location: In storage


St John the Evangelist


Draughtsman: Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi)




History note: ?Desneaux (d. before 1657) (Lugt 661, 3014, 3015 or 3016); William Mayor (d. 1874) (Lugt 2799; partly defaced); Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bart, K.C.V.O., R.A. (1836-1919) (Lugt 874); Poynter sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot 198, bt. by Messrs. Agnew for £23 on behalf of Charles Clarke (d.1935); Louis C.G. Clarke (1881-1960)

Measurements and weight

Height: 283 mm
Width: 262 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-07-19) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

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Materials used in production

Light-brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue-grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and bistre, light-brown wash, heightened with white on blue-grey paper, over some black chalk

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: perino (16th or 17th C. hand)
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: .......... / Cicero / meniaro (?) Carino / Oratores / filiolo de Marco tulia (in the same hand as above) + de romanus (?, dominus)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (lettering and paraph probably that of Desneux la Noue)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.33-1956
Primary reference Number: 7983
Lugt: 661
Lugt: 3014
Lugt: 3015
Lugt: 3016
Lugt: 2799
Lugt: 874
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 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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