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Group of four figures: PD.166-1963.f.118

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Group of four figures


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




From left to right: frontal view of standing, draped, bearded male figure, head tilted to right, left hand raised; right side view of standing, draped, bearded male figure, gaze directed at female figure, right hand on hip; frontal view of standing female figure wearing dress with low décolletage, right foot on small rock, head turned to right; rear view of standing, draped male figure, left foot resting on small rock, behind body.


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
Brown wash
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 170 mm Width 213 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, graphite and highlights in white, surrounded by graphite and ruled ink lines on laid paper, stuck to album leaf which has been cut to show verso of support

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 114
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.118
Primary reference Number: 81593
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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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