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Five studies of heads and one study of hands: PD.166-1963.f.90

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Five studies of heads and one study of hands


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




Clockwise, from upper left: front view of female head, eyes downcast, head tilted slightly downwards and to the left (pen and ink with brown wash, and traces of white, over graphite underdrawing); front-right study of a female head and shoulders, head tilted slightly downwards with eyes downcast, hair in plaits (pen and brown ink, brown wash, corrections in white, over graphite underdrawing); outline sketch, frontal view of female head, tilted slightly to right with eyes downcast (pen and ink over graphite underdrawing); left hand holding a piece of drapery (pen and brown ink over graphite underdrawing); female head with hair tied up in braids, eyes downcast head tilted slightly downwards, to right (pen and brown ink with brown wash over graphite underdrawing); female head and neck, in profile to right, tilted slightly to left and backwards, with hair arranged in knotted braids behind (pen and brown ink with red chalk over graphite underdrawing).


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

Brown ink
Brown wash
White bodycolour
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Height 200 mm Width 148 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, graphite underdrawing, red chalk with corrections in white, with a graphite line across bottom of sheet, surrounded by ruled ink line on paper, stuck to album leaf which has been cut to show the verso of the support

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 86
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.90
Primary reference Number: 81520
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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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