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Portrait of Captain and Mrs Hardcastle: PD.19-1997

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Portrait of Captain and Mrs Hardcastle


Russell, John (Painter)


History note: Octavius Williamson, Flintshire; Mrs H.G. Bayley, 1967; Dr D.M. McDonald

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1991, with a life interest to his widow, relinquished 1996.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997) by McDonald, D.M., Dr


Production date: AD 1785

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Supprot composed of canvas Frame Depth 8 cm Height 122.7 cm Width 148.2 cm
Canvas Height 101.6 cm Width 126.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Russell pinx t
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1785
  • Location: Lowe left
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.19-1997
Primary reference Number: 3838
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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