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Charity: PD.17-1956

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Studio of Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Draughtsman)


History note: Robert Udney (Lugt 2248); Thomas Banks (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster; Ambrose Poynter; Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bt. K.C.V.O., R.A., his sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot 129, bought by Agnew for Charles B.O. Clarke, by whom bequeathed to Louis C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 178 mm
Width: 208 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


A copy based on the drawing, 'Charity with an old man', in the British Museum (1895-9-15-706)

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.17-1956
Primary reference Number: 7466
Lugt: 2248
Lugt: 2423
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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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