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A capriccio with the pyramid of Cestius: 3693 f.25

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Object information

Titles

A capriccio with the pyramid of Cestius

Maker(s)

Busiri, Giovanni Battista (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: General Sir George Cockburn; Shanganagh Library; Spencer George Perceval

Measurements and weight

Height: 222 mm
Width: 166 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Note

Busiri Vici, p. 86, pl. 55. Other drawings with the pyramid of Cestius are on ff. 45, 48, 54, 82 and 86 of the Fitzwilliam sketch-book and there are four drawings of it in the British Museum (Busiri Vici pl. 56-59); Busiri Vici also illustrates two gouaches, one in a private collection, Rome, the other in Sir Brinsley Ford's collection, London, and a painting in the Busiri Vici collection, Rome.

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Composition (in Ashby's hand)
  • Location: Verso of preceding folio
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: 24
  • Location: Verso of preceding folio
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3693 f.25
Primary reference Number: 9795
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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