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The Seven Ages of Man: 4074

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Titles

The Seven Ages of Man

Maker(s)

Maccari, Leopoldo (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

From the University Purchase Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 185 mm
Width: 282 mm

Relative size of this object

28.2 m18.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1875) by The Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate

School or Style

Italian Sienese School

Materials used in production

Black wash
Pale ochre wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Meidum: composed of black ink pinkish-brown wash

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink, black, pale ochre and pinkish-brown wash on lightly squared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IUV ENTUS; ADOLESCE NTIA; PUE RITIA; VIRI LITAS; / SENEC TUS; INFANTI A; DEC REPITAS
  • Location: From left to right, top to bottom
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 4074
Primary reference Number: 37628
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 August 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/37628 Accessed: 2021-12-09 13:27:12

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