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Unknown man: 1642

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Current Location: In storage


Unknown man


Painter: Hogarth, William




History note: Anon. sale, Christie's, 14 July 1930 (139), bt. H.A. Buttery, from whom purchased

Legal notes

From the Spencer George Perceval Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 75.6 cm
Width: 62.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1933) by Buttery, Horace Ayerst

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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: July 4(?) 30
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: (defaced, Christie's)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: new

  • Text: Hogarth Book.....
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 3403
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Branded

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1642
Primary reference Number: 3382
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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