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Three heads: PD.166-1963.f.147

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Three heads


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




From top: bearded male head to right, tilted slightly downwards; bust-length female figure turned to left, hair in braids; back of female head, turned to right, hair tied back.


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
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 187 mm Width 145 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk with highlights in white, pen and brown ink, surrounded by ink line on laid paper stuck to album leaf

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 143
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.147
Primary reference Number: 81636
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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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