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Sketchbook: Motion and Equilibrium of the Human Body: 832/7

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Current Location: In storage


Sketchbook: Motion and Equilibrium of the Human Body


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John



Sketchbook bound in ?pig's skin, containing 60 leaves plus two endpapers.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

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Components of the work

Leaf Height 230 mm Width 171 mm
Cover Board Height 232 mm Width 173 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B
  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: B
  • Location: Edge of leaves, 'bottom' of sketchbook
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Location: Inside front cover, top centre
  • Method of creation: Printed bookplate

Inscription present: upside down; difficult to read due to uneven surface

  • Text: [?] Mr Haytor agent for Mr Maylor / Great St. Helen's
  • Location: Inside rear cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7
Primary reference Number: 38490
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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