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St Sebastian: 3091

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Current Location: In storage


St Sebastian


Draughtsman: Perugino (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) (Circle of)




History note: Anonymous French collection; ?Jonathan Richardson Junior; Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Height: 252 mm
Width: 127 mm

Relative size of this object

12.7 m25.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

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Materials used in production

Ground (material)
Metal points

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Metalpoint, bistre pen and ink on buff-coloured ground, heightened with white, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: fo-41.N0-49 / Gentil Belin, fil. de J. Belin
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: There is this by Perugino / in the Scairra Colonna / in the same room as the Salvatore opposite it (this refers to a St Sebastian by Perugino, now in the Louvre (no. 1566; reprod. W. Bombe, Perugino, Klassiker der Kunst, 1914, pl. 30))
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3091
Primary reference Number: 7679
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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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