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December. Man killing a pig - design for titles: PD.16-1979

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December. Man killing a pig - design for titles


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: With Sotheby's, Belgravia, 22 May 1979, lot 15

Legal notes

From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 359 mm
Width: 184 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1979) by Sotheby's


Production date: circa AD 1862


Formerly attributed to Ford Madox Brown, reattributed by John Christian 11 November 1983

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Materials used in production

Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Brown wash over graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: December. Man killing pig. (?William Morris's hand)
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: (illegible)
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Border
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: division / tiles
  • Location: Centre right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.16-1979
Primary reference Number: 9115
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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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