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Drawing - Two figures in Niches on the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth
  • Two figures in Niches on the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth
    Cibber, Caius Gabriel, born 1630 - died 1700
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Two figures in Niches on the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1645-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cibber, Caius Gabriel, born 1630 - died 1700 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.946-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 153

This is a attributed to Danish sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber (1630-1700) of the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth, a country house in Derbyshire originally owned by the Cavendish family. Originally built in the 1550s, it has undergone several restorations in the subsequent centuries.

Physical description

Pencil and ink drawing on paper of two sculptural figures in niches on the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth. The left male figure wears elaborate armour, a helmet with feathers, and holds a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left. The right male figure wears a cloth around his waist and carries a harp in his left hand. A pouch of arrows rests near his feet. Both figures are situated on low square plinths.

Place of Origin

England (Probably, made)

Date

ca.1645-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Cibber, Caius Gabriel, born 1630 - died 1700 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Two figures in Niches on the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth'
Written in the centre of the drawing.

'original drawing / CIBBER'
Written on the back of the external mount, not on the drawing itself.

Dimensions

Width: 340 mm, Length: 256 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, Pencil and ink, Two figures in Niches on the Grand Stairs at Chatsworth, Cibber, ca.1645-1700, FF 456.

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Armour; Sculpture; Plinth; Spear; Harp; Helmet; Niche; Shield; Arrow

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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