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An image of Miniature (painting)

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Object information


Unknown Man


? Oliver, Isaac I (Miniaturist)


History note: ?With Christie's; L.D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Height: 54 mm
Height: 57 mm
Width: 43 mm
Width: 47 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Production date: CE 1588


Formerly catalogued as '?Dutch School, 16th century'. New attribution by H.W. 'Disputed attribution', Graham Reynolds (Apollo, November 1985).

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of vellum (skin) ( on card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Anno Domini 1588
  • Location: Left of head
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: AE Suae 57
  • Location: Right of head
  • Method of creation: Gold

Inscription present: illegible

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 1588
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Miniature
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3882
Primary reference Number: 17880
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 7 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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