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Elegantly dressed couple, seen from behind: 904*3 f.31

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Current Location: In storage


Elegantly dressed couple, seen from behind


Draughtsman: Dolci, Agnese (not Maria)



Measurements and weight

Height: 93 mm
Width: 148 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Copied from Callot's print, 'La Promenade' (Lieure 222 I). See also the more fully worked up composition on f. 33. Callot's print comes from a series dedicated to Prince Lorenzo di Medici and published in Florence in 1617. The set entitled 'Caprici di varie Figure' was intended as a guide to drawing and several plates show a figure in outline alongside the same figure shaded in. The series was popular and was published separately in Nancy in an edition in which the background details of the more complex compositions was elaborated; from comparison of f. 33 of this sketch book with the Nancy and Florentine editions it is clear that Agnese had access to the Florentine edition.

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 29
  • Location: Upper left

Identification numbers

Accession number: 904*3 f.31
Primary reference Number: 9742
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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