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Unknown Youth: PD.7-1949

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Unknown Youth
Abraham Cowley 1618-67


Miniaturist: Zincke, Christian Friedrich




History note: Edward Lovibond; his sale May 1776, where bought by Horace Walpole; Strawberry Hill sale 10 May 1842 (51), as miniature of Cowley, the poet; R.S. Holford; Sir George Lindsay Holford; his sale Christie's, 14 July 1927 (128); H. Seal; his sale Christie's, 16 February 1949 (130), where bought by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 68 mm
Width: 54 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949-02-16) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1716

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Components of the work

Frame Depth 7 mm Height 85 mm Width 55 mm

Techniques used in production

Enamelled : Enamel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: CF Zincke, Fecit
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1716
  • Location: Verso, below the above
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.7-1949
Primary reference Number: 18253
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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