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Head of a man, looking up: 2977

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Head of a man, looking up

Maker(s)

After Reni, Guido (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 227 mm
Width: 182 mm

Relative size of this object

18.2 m22.7 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

Italian Bolognese School

Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue-grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk, heightened with discoloured white chalk on blue-grey paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 8550 (in VanSittart's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Da Vinci
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2977
Primary reference Number: 6936
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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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