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Study of Heads: PD.29-1978

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Study of Heads

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Degas, Edgar

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Notes

History note: Mlle J. Fèvre; with Marlborough Gallery 1948; bt. A.S.F Gow (£73.10.0d)

Measurements and weight

Height: 202 mm
Width: 264 mm

Relative size of this object

26.4 m20.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-02-08) by Gow, A. S. F.

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1861 : date by Lemoisne - see inscriptions/marks

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (Degas' studio stamp, (L.657))
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: (an inscription suggesting it is a study for the 'Petite filles Spartiates provoquant des garçons', of c. 1860)
  • Location: On the old mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.29-1978
Primary reference Number: 6286
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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