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Portrait of a young man: 2983

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Portrait of a young man


Unknown (Draughtsman)


History note: A.A. VanSittart (Lugt 2479-ter)

Measurements and weight

Height: 292 mm
Width: 203 mm

Relative size of this object

20.3 m29.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur

School or Style


Materials used in production

Yellow chalk
Black ink
Brown chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down on paper)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black, red and brown chalks with yellow highlights, with traces of a border in black ink, on paper, laid down on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (L.2479-ter)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2983
Primary reference Number: 6038
Lugt: 2479
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-09 14:22:36

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