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Christ on the Cross: 2557

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Titles

Christ on the Cross

Maker(s)

Palma Giovane (Jacopo Negretti) (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Unknown dealer in Naples; Mrs Sigismond Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 294 mm
Width: 177 mm

Relative size of this object

17.7 m29.4 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs

Dating

Circa 1600 - 1605 1605

Note

Formerly attributed to Tintoretto. The drawing is stylistically comparable with surviving chalk drawings by Palma il Giovane and there are such marked similarities of positioning and composition with the figure of Christ on the Cross in Palma's 'St Thomas Aquinas contemplating the Crucifix in the church of S.Domenico', Fano, as to make it plausible that the drawing is a preliminary study for that painting.

School or Style

Italian Venetian School

Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( faded blue, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk, heightened with white on faded blue paper, corners missing, lower left and upper right, general staining, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Tintoret
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: No 4
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: from Naples
  • Location: Old mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2557
Primary reference Number: 47661
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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