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Isabella Saltonstall as Una in Spenser's 'Faerie Queene': PD.45-1971

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Titles

Isabella Saltonstall as Una in Spenser's 'Faerie Queene'

Maker(s)

Stubbs, George (Painter)

Notes

History note: Miss Isabella Saltonstall (d. 1829); Sir Walter Gilbey, sale (Christie's) 11 June 1915 (409) bt S Gilbey; Leslie T. Good (d. 1965); Harold Good (brother of L.T. Good)

Legal notes

From the Paintings and Duplicates, the Perceval, and the Cunliffe Funds.

Measurements and weight

Height: 47.9 cm
Width: 63.8 cm

Relative size of this object

63.8 cm47.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1971) by Good, Harold

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1782

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Enamel

Components of the work

Support: composed of ceramic ( oval)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Enamel on ceramic

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Geo: Stubbs pinxit
  • Location: To the right, on the rocks
  • Signature
  • Text: 1782
  • Location: To the right, on the rocks
  • Date
  • Text: 1122 CH (Gilbet sale 1915)
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Stencil
  • Text: EZ - 386 - 29
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: June 11-15
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: 409
  • Text: G. STUBBS 'Scene from the Faeire Queen'
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Supporting information
  • Text: 128
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: Black crayon
  • Text: 9
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 26 (dubious)
  • Location: Verso, wooden backing
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: Isabella Saltonstall Aged sixteen. / In the character of Una, Spenser's Faery Queen - / From her fayre eyes he took commandment / and ever by her looks conceived her intent
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.45-1971
Primary reference Number: 3971
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 November 2019 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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