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Danaë in the Brazen Chamber: P.2000-R

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Current Location: In storage


Danaë in the Brazen Chamber


Draughtsman: Sandys, Frederick
Printmaker: Swain, Joseph



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-05) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Circa 1860 - 1888


Drawn for "Once a Week" in 1860, published in the "Hobby Horse" in 1888

Early proof taken immediately after the work was engraved

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 178 mm Width 115 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SWAIN Sc.
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2000-R
Primary reference Number: 9174
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 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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