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Object information


Unknown Man


Hilliard, Laurence (Miniaturist)


History note: J. Pierpont Morgan; his sale Christie's, 24 June 1935 (97), where bought by L.D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Height: 58 mm
Width: 43 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: CE 1640

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of vellum (skin) ( stuck to card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum stuck to a card which has been gessoed on both sides

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L H
  • Location: Centre right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Signature
  • Text: Ano Dni 1640
  • Location: Left side of head
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: AEtatis Suae
  • Location: Right side of head
  • Method of creation: Gold

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3849
Primary reference Number: 17982
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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