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Portrait of Dante, after Vasari: 1176

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Dante, after Vasari


Draughtsman: Dolci, Carlo




History note: J. Richardson, Snr (1665-1745) (Lugt 2189)

Measurements and weight

Height: 232 mm
Width: 201 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1926) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Formerly attributed to Giulio Clovio and Agnolo Bronzino

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Red and black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Don Giulio Clovio / Ritratto di Dante
  • Location: Original mount, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Red ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1176
Primary reference Number: 7136
Lugt: 2189
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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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