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The Fall of Icarus: PD.38-1969

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Current Location: In storage


The Fall of Icarus


Painter: Allegrini, Francesco (Attributed to)




History note: Messrs. P. and D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd, London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1969) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Support composed of canvas ( laid down on panel)
Panel Depth 2.4 cm Height 40.2 cm Width 30 cm
Frame Depth 7 cm Height 51.1 cm Width 41.3 cm
Canvas Height 38.4 cm Width 28.4 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas laid down on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 57ILA
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink?
  • Text: Poussin
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.38-1969
Primary reference Number: 886
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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