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Drawing - The Contest Between Apollo and Pan (after Giulio Romano)
  • The Contest Between Apollo and Pan (after Giulio Romano)
    Marsyas
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The Contest Between Apollo and Pan (after Giulio Romano)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marsyas

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with dark brown wash; damade and losses at lower left where iron-gall ink has eaten through paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.187

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 20

Physical description

Pen and bistre depicting a group of Apollo and Marsyas contending, and seated opposite each other in very easy attitudes. An hexangular composition.

Artist/maker

Marsyas

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with dark brown wash; damade and losses at lower left where iron-gall ink has eaten through paper.

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum's Dyce inv. no.), 187. Inscribed on the old (Richardson?) gilded mount (trimmed to an octagon), at lower right, in a nineteenth century hand, in pencil (with Dyce's original inv. no.), 616.

Dimensions

Height: 6.33 in, Width: 8.75 in, Height: 167 millimetres, Width: 231 millimetres

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'The Contest Between Apollo and Pan (after Giulio Romano)', Jan de Bisschop (copy after). 17th century

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.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, Vol. I, Cat. 24, illus. p. 68.

Materials

Pen; Bistre; Brown ink; Brown wash

Subjects depicted

Harp

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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