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Large grotesque head: P.2687-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Large grotesque head
Head of a man in pointed cap


Printmaker: Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto)




History note: Collection of the Rev. Thomas Kerrich

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Production date: circa AD 1622



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 213 mm Width 140 mm
Sheet Height 213 mm Width 140 mm

Techniques used in production

Surface tone

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: .JR. a. hispanus. [JR interlaced in monogram]
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2687-R
Primary reference Number: 93630
Bartsch: 9 I/II
Illustrated Bartsch: 9 I/II
Brown (Ribera): 11 I/II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 8 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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