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Danaë in the Brazen Chamber: P.2000-R

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Danaë in the Brazen Chamber


Sandys, Frederick (Draughtsman)
Swain, Joseph (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-05) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Circa 1860 - 1888 1888


Drawn for "Once a Week" in 1860, published in the "Hobby Horse" in 1888

Early proof taken immediately after the work was engraved

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Image: Height 178 mm Width 115 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SWAIN Sc.
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2000-R
Primary reference Number: 9174
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-10-19 09:33:56

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