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Cardenio: 3319

Object information

Awaiting location update




Draughtsman: Boyne, John



Measurements and weight

Height: 365 mm
Width: 321 mm

Relative size of this object

32.1 m36.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1834) by Mesman, Daniel


Production date: AD 1798

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Watercolour over graphite on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I. Boyne
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1798
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Cardenio / O Sacred Friendship / vide Don Quixot
  • Location: Original wash mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3319
Primary reference Number: 9003
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Cardenio" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-31 20:34:48

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