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Benjamin Robert Haydon, Study of a hand - probably from life

Study of a hand - probably from life, ca.1814-20

Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786 - 1846)

RA Collection: Art

These drawings are preparatory studies for Haydon's painting, 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem' (1814 - 1820, St. Gregory's Seminary, Cinncinati, USA). The painting was first exhibited at the Egyptian Hall in March 1820, and was bought in 1823 for £350 by Edward Binns. The picture was well-received, though the head of Christ was criticised by William Hazlitt.

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Object details

Artist/designer
Date
ca.1814-20
Object type
Drawing
Dimensions

14 cm x 23.3 cm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/405
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949

recto

Title
Study of a hand - probably from life
Medium
Black and white chalk on brown wove paper.

verso

Title
Fragment of a drawing of a horse
Medium
Pen and ink on brown wove paper
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