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Sketchbook: 736*

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Sketchbook

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Flaxman, John

Categories

Description

Vellum bound sketchbook containing 58 leaves and two endpapers. 34 leaves appear to have been cut out. Front cover has flap which can be closed to protect the leaves.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

School or Style

British

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Height 192 mm Width 131 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DANTE
  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: FROM THE LIBRARY OF / CH: FAIRFAX MURRAY
  • Location: Inside front cover, top
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Text: Flaxmans designs for Dante / 58 leaves / drawn upon / CFM
  • Location: Inside front cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: XL / 1
  • Location: Inside rear cover, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: one of the papers covering the inside of the rear cover has been cut away in the shape of a rectangle, and the inscription is upon the layer underneath

  • Text: Signe essere factei / Mercury & Lara / Orpheus charming Eurydice / Mercury teaching Apollo E[?] / Jupiter & Giants / Laocoon
  • Location: Inside rear cover, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 736*
Primary reference Number: 38868
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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