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Hercules slaying the Boar of Erymanthus: 3139

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Current Location: In storage


Hercules slaying the Boar of Erymanthus


Draughtsman: Zuccari, Taddeo




History note: An unknown Cardinal, probably a member of the Farnese family (marked twice); Richard Cosway (Lugt 628); the Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600), his sale, Christie's, 21 May 1896, lot 336, bt. Robinson; Sir J.C. Robinson (Lugt 1433), his sale, Christie's, 14 May 1902, lot 379, bt. G.T. Clough

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Height: 263 mm
Width: 360 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.

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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 brown wash, on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3139
Primary reference Number: 8034
Lugt: 628
Lugt: 2600
Lugt: 1433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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