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The Ark of the Covenant: PD.8-2009

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Ark of the Covenant


Draughtsman: Campagnola, Domenico




History note: Nicholas Lanier (Lugt 2885); Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2094); the Rev. John Sanford (1777-1855), by descent to the 6th Lord Methuen (died 1994) at Corsham Court, sold from there, Sotherby's 3 July 1996, lot 31.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009) by Pahl, Ray, Professor, FBA


It is thought that the left-hand section, which shows signs of abrasion as well as damp may have been used to take a counterproof, a process possibly intended to by used in the making of a print, although no such print survives.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 210 mm Width 391 mm
Sheet Height 352 mm Width 520 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink over black chalk

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-2009
Primary reference Number: 177356
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Audit data

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