Skip to main content

Study for the landscape background of Alexander and Bucephalus: PD.18-2002

An image of Drawing

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Study for the landscape background of Alexander and Bucephalus

Maker(s)

Degas, Edgar (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: The artist's sale (Lugt 658); 4th and last sale, Galeria George Petit, Paris 2-4 July 1919, part of no. 115; with Paul Prouté

Legal notes

From the Gaskell Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 340 mm
Width: 274 mm

Relative size of this object

27.4 m34 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2002) by Prouté, Paul

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Alexandre et Bucéphale
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: P6 1998
  • Location: Below right of centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.18-2002
Primary reference Number: 80958
Lugt: 658
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Study for the landscape background of Alexander and Bucephalus" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/80958 Accessed: 2022-08-16 17:11:10

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/80958 |title=Study for the landscape background of Alexander and Bucephalus |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-08-16 17:11:10|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/api/v1/objects/object-80958

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/pdp/pdp76/PD_18_2002_201611_adn21_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Study for the landscape background of Alexander and Bucephalus"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Study for the landscape background of Alexander and Bucephalus</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Ploughing: Study for 'The Mantle of Elijah'

Accession Number: PD.157-1985

Study for 'The Return from the Campagna'

Accession Number: PD.32-2000

Study of Athena in disguise

Accession Number: 1991A.f.10

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...