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The Hon. William Fitzwilliam


Gainsborough, Thomas (Painter)

Measurements and weight

Height: 76.2 cm
Weight: 9.5 kg
Width: 63.5 cm

Relative size of this object

63.5 cm76.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: AD/CE 1775

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Hon(ble) W(m) Fitzwilliam / AEtat 64. / T. Gainsborough Pinxit (letters in brackets appear as superscript on picture)
  • Location: Verso
  • Label
  • Text: 1775
  • Location: Verso
  • Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 18
Primary reference Number: 3236
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-06 07:50:23

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