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Study of two figures: 2252

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Study of two figures
Study composition ?stoning of St. Stephen/ Last Judgement/ Liberation of Legnano by Federico I Gonzaga


Tintoretto, Jacopo (Jacopo Robusti) (Draughtsman)


History note: Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) (Lugt 2364)

Measurements and weight

Height: 337 mm
Width: 270 mm

Relative size of this object

27 m33.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


(?Domenico).; given to Domenico by Michiaki Koshikawa, who relates the recto to a painting by Palma Giovane of Samson and Delilah of c.1610-1615

School or Style

Italian Venetian School

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: charcoal, heightened with white paint verso: charcoal on buff paper heightened with white, squared

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G. Tintoretto (this in the same hand occurs on Nos. 2248, 2250, 2253-4, and on many drawings by Tintoretto or his school)
  • Location: Lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2252
Primary reference Number: 7951
Lugt: 2364
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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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