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Study for a kneeling male figure: PD.34-1958

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Current Location: In storage


Study for a kneeling male figure


Draughtsman: Franco, Battista




History note: Jonathan Richardson Sr (Lugt 2984); Guy J.F. Knowles

Measurements and weight

Height: 143 mm
Width: 152 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Two separate studies: on the left, an incomplete drawing of a leg; in the centre, a characteristically fluid study of a kneeling male figure.

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of card ( carta azzura)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, pen and black ink on faded carta azzura

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.34-1958
Primary reference Number: 7368
Lugt: 2984
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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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