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Drawing - Isaac Fuller

Isaac Fuller

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1670 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fuller, Isaac (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    sketch in pen, partially in bistre and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.615

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 1

Isaac Fuller (1606/1620?-1672) studied in France, and became a portraitist and history painter.

According to the first historian of British art, Baynbrigg Buckeridge, Fuller had 'a great genius for drawing'. This particular work relates to two similar self-portrait oil paintings, one in the National Portrait Gallery (London) and the other in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. It was probably made either as a preparatory drawing for a print, or perhaps as a work of art in its own right.

Physical description

Portrait of Isaac Fuller; Full face, with long hair flowing over his shoulders, a short beard and an upturned moustache; Sketch, in pen, partially in bistre and ink; The indications for extending the oval to a square form are seen at the corners.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca.1670 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Fuller, Isaac (artist)

Materials and Techniques

sketch in pen, partially in bistre and ink

Dimensions

Height: 8.8 in, Width: 6.8 in

Object history note

This is a sketch for a potrait of Fuller. It was engraved by T. Chambers for the 4th edition of Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting, 1763, Vol. III., p. 4, only reversed.

Descriptive line

Fuller, Isaac; Portrait of Isaac Fuller; Full face, with long hair, a short beard and an upturned moustache; Sketch, in pen, partially in bistre and ink; This was later engraved by T. Chambers for the 4th edition of Walpole's 'Anecdotes of Painting', 1763; English School; ca.1670

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Owens, Susan, The Art of Drawing British Masters and Methods since 1600, V&A Publishing, London, 2013, p. 42, fig. 23

Materials

Paper; Pen; Bistre

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Drawings; Hair and hairstyles

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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