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Design for a spandrel: a bishop saint supported by winged putti above two sibyls supported by winged putti: 2915

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Titles

Design for a spandrel: a bishop saint supported by winged putti above two sibyls supported by winged putti

Maker(s)

Rossetti, Cesare (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 281 mm
Width: 253 mm

Relative size of this object

25.3 m28.1 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Note

Possibly by Cavaliere d'Arpino for Rossetti' s fresco

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Red wash
Whitening

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down on rectangular sheet)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, brown ink, red wash, heightened with white, on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: over a deleted inscription beginning with the letter: 'R'; traces of a number in graphite, verso: illegible

  • Text: del Cavalier Josepino
  • Location: Old mount, below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2915
Primary reference Number: 7242
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/7242 Accessed: 2022-01-18 01:16:31

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