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The Poet: P.4-1946

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Poet
The Poet Laureate


Printmaker: Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto)




History note: Richard Fisher (1809-1890) (Lugt 2204), sold 23 May and 4 following days, 1892, Sotheby's, London, to an unknown collector (?); purchased 6(11?) March 1946, Sotheby's, London, lot 50.

Legal notes

Purchased from the Marlay Fund

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1946-03) by Sotheby's


Circa 1620 - 1621


Only state.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 160 mm Width 122.5 mm
Sheet Height 162 mm Width 123 mm

Techniques used in production

Surface tone

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Spagnoletta
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: G [reversed]
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink (?)
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: initials below a kingfisher sitting on a branch

  • Text: R.F
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Violet ink
  • Type: Collector's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.4-1946
Primary reference Number: 93609
Bartsch: 10
Illustrated Bartsch: 10
Brown (Ribera): 3 Only state
Lugt: 2204
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 14 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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