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Large grotesque head: P.97-1953

Object information


Large grotesque head
Head of a man in pointed cap


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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1953-10) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


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 217 mm Width 145 mm
Sheet Height 217 mm Width 145 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: .JR. a. hispanus. [JR interlaced in monogram]
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: F. - V. - W. ex
  • Location: Plate lower left, centre, right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.97-1953
Primary reference Number: 93673
Bartsch: 9 II/II
Illustrated Bartsch: 9 II/II
Brown (Ribera): 11 II/II
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 August 2019 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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