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Seven studies of hands: PD.166-1963.f.35

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Seven studies of hands


Draughtsman: Bloemaert, Abraham




From left to right, top to bottom: left hand with forefinger pointing to right, holding drapery; right hand, bent at wrist, clenched fingers holding drapery; right hand holding base of a (?) monstrance, palm uppermost; left and right hands holding together ?rocks (?two halves of a loaf); two hands clasped together; right hand, held up in gesture of benediction; left hand, in chalk only, bent at wrist, holding ?drapery.


History note: Thomas Dawson, Baron Dartrey (1725-1813) [Bookplate]; ?Richard Thomas Dawson; William Esdaile; C. Fairfax Murray, sold Sotheby's, 2-3 December 1920, lot 156, bt. Reader; / Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, 30 April 1937, lot 22, bt. Colnaghi for Sir Bruce Ingram (£90.0.0)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Brown wash
White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Height 189 mm Width 147 mm
Leaf Height 397 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink over traces of graphite underdrawing, brown wash with highlights in white, surrounded by ruled black ink line, on laid paper, stuck to album leaf which has been cut in order to show the verso of the support

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 31
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.166-1963.f.35
Primary reference Number: 81420
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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