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Female figure, seated on clouds, holding a palm branch: PD.20-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Female figure, seated on clouds, holding a palm branch


Draughtsman: Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista




History note: ?Count Algarotti-Corniani; Edward Cheney, his sale, Sotheby's 29 April 1885, part of lot 1042; E. Parsons; Irish Collection; William Fagg of Sydenham; B.T.Batsford; sale Christie's 14 July 1914, part of lot 49; E.Parsons; Guy J.F.Knowles

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From the Cheney Album.

Measurements and weight

Height: 243 mm
Width: 185 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959-05) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down on card)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and light-brown ink, light-brown wash, on paper, stuck down on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 15 (cf. 2243 & 2244)
  • Location: Lower left-hand corner
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1959
Primary reference Number: 7910
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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