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A lady lying on a bed; a man, kneeling beside her, is busy undressing her: Marlay 40-pl.39

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A lady lying on a bed; a man, kneeling beside her, is busy undressing her


Unknown (Miniaturist)

Measurements and weight

Height: 119 mm
Width: 216 mm

Relative size of this object

21.6 m11.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1660


Formerly 'Indo-Persian, late 19th Century with strong European influence' (Dr. K.N. Sita Ram (1932.04.06). New attribution, B.W. Robinson.

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Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Bodycolour including some white, pen and ink with wash and gold on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay 40-pl.39
Primary reference Number: 34953
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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