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Portrait of an unknown man: PD.15-1987

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Portrait of an unknown man


Draughtsman: Unknown




History note: A-P-Oppé collection as 18th C. English; Sotheby's; with William Drummond

Legal notes

From the money bequeathed by Miss Kathleen Winifred Goodison for the acquisition of a picture "such as will in the opinion of the Director reflect the work done by her brother, Mr Jack Weatherburn Goodison, during his many years there, which culminated in his being appointed Deputy Director".

Measurements and weight

Height: 438 mm
Width: 290 mm

Relative size of this object

29 m43.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1987) by Drummond, William

School or Style


Materials used in production

Blue-grey wash
Grey ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Grey ink stump, wash and black chalk on blue/grey prepared paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.15-1987
Primary reference Number: 8418
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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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