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Small grotesque head: P.35-1949

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Small grotesque head
Head of a man


Printmaker: Ribera, Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto)
Publisher: Wyngaerde, Frans van den




History note: Part of a mixed group of prints bought for £6 3s 9d (?). Price on the old mount for this print was 30 shillings

Legal notes

Purchased from the Perceval Fund

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1949-01) by Unknown


Production date: AD 1622



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 144 mm Width 110 mm
Sheet Height 144 mm Width 110 mm

Techniques used in production

Surface tone

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HISP RIBERA [in the form of two monograms)
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: 1622
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: F - V - W [cut]
  • Location: Plate lower left, centre, right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: B. 8
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.35-1949
Primary reference Number: 93667
Bartsch: 8 II/II
Illustrated Bartsch: 8
Brown (Ribera): 10 II/II
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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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