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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1889,0603.254.1

  • Description

    Studies for a statue, probably for that of either Charles II, at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, or James II near the new Admiralty building; two standing figures, on the left with his right arm extended holding a baton and his left hand resting on the hilt of a sword, on the right with his left arm extended Pen and brown wash

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1648-1687
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 118 millimetres
    • Width: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed in brown ink: "GG"
  • Curator's comments

    The left half of this drawing is reproduced by Katherine Gibson in 'The emergence of Grinling Gibbons as a statuary', published in Apollo, September 1999, pp.21-9. On p.28 she argues that the style of this group of drawings (ECM 2-6) is unlike the documented drawings by him in the Soane Museum sketchbook, and suggests that they may be by his collaborator Pierre van Dievoet (1661-1729), who had come to London from Brussels to cast the bronze statue of James II that is now outside the National Gallery. Mounted with 1889,0603.254.2 Mounted with 1889,0603.254.3 Mounted with 1889,0603.254.4 Mounted with 1889,0603.254.5

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  • Bibliography

    • Croft-Murray 1960 2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PII)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1889,0603.254.1

Studies for a statue, probably for that of either Charles II, at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, or James II near the new Admiralty building; two standing figures, on the l with his r arm extended holding a baton and his l hand resting on the hilt of a sword, on the r with his l arm extended Pen and brown wash

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Studies for a statue, probably for that of either Charles II, at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, or James II near the new Admiralty building; two standing figures, on the l with his r arm extended holding a baton and his l hand resting on the hilt of a sword, on the r with his l arm extended Pen and brown wash

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