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Study of a headless male torso, after the Antique: PD.16-1956

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Current Location: In storage


Study of a headless male torso, after the Antique


Draughtsman: Morandini, Francesco (il Poppi)




History note: From the collection of Pierre Crozat (1661-1740) (Lugt 474); Christina of Sweden ?; Thomas Banks, R.A. (1735-1805) (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster (d. 1856); Ambrose Poynter (1796-1886); Sir Edward J. Poynter (1836-1919); Poynter Sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot. 46 (together with PD.15-1956, Studio of Lorenzo di Credi), bt. by Messrs. Agnew for £8 on behalf of Charles Clarke (d. 1935); Louis Clarke (1881-1960), the latter's brother

Measurements and weight

Height: 125 mm
Width: 88 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-07-19) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Pencil note in file 'attrib G. Cesare'; probably a study after sculpture, or a dummy in the studio; formerly assigned to Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli

School or Style

Florentine School

Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 294
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.16-1956
Primary reference Number: 6973
Lugt: 474
Lugt: 2423
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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