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Two prone nude male figures and study of a pair of feet: PD.166-1963.f.139

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Two prone nude male figures and study of a pair of feet


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




Upper figure: from head, prone, nude male figure lying on front-right, knees drawn up slightly to left, left arm outstretched, right arm pushing against ground, head turned to left. Feet: pair of feet, soles visible, toes downwards. Lower figure: rear view of prone, nude male figure lying upon drapery on left side, hands raised straight, above head, knees bent backwards


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
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 164 mm Width 215 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink with graphite and highlights in white, surrounded by graphite and ink lines on laid paper stuck to album leaf

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 135
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.139
Primary reference Number: 81625
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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