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Study for sculpture (male head): 2027.18a

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Study for sculpture (male head)


Draughtsman: Cole, Ernest Alfred




History note: Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 117 mm
Width: 83 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Silver points

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Silver point on prepared paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Study for Sculpture
  • Location: Mount, verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2027.18a
Primary reference Number: 14706
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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