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Studies for the Battle of Tunis: PD.42-2002

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Studies for the Battle of Tunis


Zuccari, Taddeo (Draughtsman)


History note: Sir Peter Lely

History note: Said to have been bought at the Richardson sale, 1747

History note: Foljambe family

History note: Maggs Bros Ltd

Legal notes

Bought from the Gow fund with contributions from The National Art Collections Fund and the Resource/V & A Purchase Grant Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 395 mm
Width: 284 mm

Relative size of this object

28.4 m39.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2002) by Maggs Bros Ltd, 50 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5BA


Circa 1564 - Circa 1565

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Components of the work

Medium, Recto Medium, Verso

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Brown wash Lead white Stylus

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A.h.46
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Written
  • Type: Pen and ink

Inscription present: Lugt 2092

  • Text: P.L.
  • Location: Lower right, recto
  • Method of creation: Black ink, stamped
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.42-2002
Primary reference Number: 98958
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 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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