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Three studies of heads, two of hands and a foot: PD.166-1963.f.32

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Three studies of heads, two of hands and a foot


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




From left to right, top to bottom: right foot pointing downwards; right and left arms, both bent at elbow, left hand with little finger cocked, as if dropping something into the right; old woman's head, three-quarters to left, eyes downcast; right hand bent at wrist; female head, three-quarters, right with veil; youthful head leaning on left hand, head in profile to right.


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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Brown wash
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 183 mm Width 147 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink over traces of graphite underdrawing with brown wash and highlights in white, surrounded by ruled black ink line, on laid paper, stuck to album leaf which has been cut in order to show the verso of the support

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 28
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.32
Primary reference Number: 81417
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Audit data

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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