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Drawing - Isaac Fuller
  • Isaac Fuller
    Fuller, Isaac, born 1601 - died 1672
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Isaac Fuller

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1670 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fuller, Isaac, born 1601 - died 1672 (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 F, case DG, shelf 1

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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, Great Britain (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca.1670 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Fuller, Isaac, born 1601 - died 1672 (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.
The full text of the entry is as follows:

'ENGLISH SCHOOL.
...
ISAAC FULLER.
Painter and Etcher.
Born in 1606, died in London in 1672.

PORTRAIT of FULLER. Full face, with long hair flowing over his shoulders, and wearing a short beard and an upturned moustache. A spirited sketch, in pen, for the Oxford picture, partially in bistre and ink. It was engraved by T. Chambers for the 4th edition of Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting, 1763, Vol. III., p. 4, only reversed. The indications for extending the oval to a square form are seen at the corners. 615
Height, 8 10/12 inches. Width, 6 9/12 inches.'

Materials

Paper; Pen; Bistre

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Man; Fuller, Isaac

Categories

Drawings; Hair and hairstyles

Collection code

PDP

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