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Portrait of a young girl: PD.156-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of a young girl




Verso: study ? for a frame for the drawing, graphite, above which inscribed in graphite: ... ? mbres

Measurements and weight

Height: 166 mm
Width: 143 mm

Relative size of this object

14.3 m16.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Meidum composed of graphite
Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, graphite, and water colour on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ... ? mbres
  • Location: Verso, above study?
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.156-1991
Primary reference Number: 93659
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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