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Leviathan with putti and nereids amongst the waves: PD.166-1963.f.83

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Leviathan with putti and nereids amongst the waves


Bloemaert, Abraham (Draughtsman)


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

Brown ink
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 168 mm Width 214 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, graphite, some white bodycolour surrounded by ruled ink line on laid paper, stuck to album leaf

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 79
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.83
Primary reference Number: 81513
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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