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Two male nudes, seen from behind: PD.30-1993

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Two male nudes, seen from behind


Vecchi, Giovanni de' (Giovanni del Borgo) (Draughtsman)


History note: Victor Blochl sale Sotheby's 12 November 1964, lot 63; Peter Boulden in 1967; Daphne Boulden

Legal notes

In memory of her husband, Peter

Measurements and weight

Height: 246 mm
Width: 156 mm

Relative size of this object

15.6 m24.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by Boulden, Daphne


A study for the third figure on the left, and possibly an idea for the first figure on the left, in the lunette of the Assumption of Erigone, in the Sala del Mappamondo at Caprarola, which is inscribed '1574' but which was still being painted in at least 1576

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( faded blue-grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk squared for transfer in black chalk on faded blue-grey paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 38
  • Location: Above
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: di G. V. de Vecchi
  • Location: Above
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.30-1993
Primary reference Number: 8009
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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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