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A lady: M.53

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A lady


Unknown (Painter)


History note: Bt. by C.B. Marlay from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, London

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-18th Century
Circa 1745 - Circa 1750 1750

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Painted Surface: Height 60.0 cm Width 49.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 700
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Label
  • Text: Painted by W. (?Hogarth)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 8
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: MS red ink
  • Label
  • Text: R.A. Winter Exhibition, 1908 / Portrait of Polly Peachum / C.B. Marlay Esq. / St. Katherines lodge, / Regents Park
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed exhibition label
  • Label
  • Text: 13 & 14 Pall Mall East London
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Text: Portrait of Lavinia / Fenton, Duchess of Bolton / Painted by (?Hogarth) / The property of C. Brinsley Marlay Esq. / St. Katherine's Lodge / Regents Park
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Label
  • Text: 63
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Label
  • Text: painted by W. Hogarth
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.53
Primary reference Number: 800
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-06 08:26:59

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