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An artist sketching from a statue: PD.166-1963.f.5

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An artist sketching from a statue


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




History note: Thomas Dawson, Baron Dartrey (1725-1813) [Bookplate]; ?Richard Thomas Dawson; William Esdaile; C. Fairfax Murray, sold Sotheby's, 2-3 December 1920, lot 156, bt. Reader; / Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, 30 April 1937, lot 22, bt. Colnaghi for Sir Bruce Ingram (£90.0.0)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Light-brown wash
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 280 mm Width 223 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink, light brown wash, heightened with white (slightly oxidised), traces of graphite underdrawing, surrounded by ruled ink line, on laid paper, stuck to album sheet, which has been cut to show the verso of the support

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.5
Primary reference Number: 81369
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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