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Ring with portrait of George Frideric Handel, by William Hopkins Craft

Image attached to M/P.2-1932

An image of Jewellery. Ring with portrait of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Craft, William Hopkins (British, op.1774-, d.1805). Gold, the bezel set with an enamel miniature painting of Handel. The ring band is engraved 'Handel by Zincke from the Lumsden Propert/Sale'; and inside ring, 'Presented to/Dr Whitfield by/Dr Hague, Camb/commencement/July 1819'. Late 18th century. Production Note: The miniature was formerly attributed to Christian Friedrich Zincke. The miniature was taken from the portrait of Handel by Hudson now in the National Portrait Gallery (No. 3970), but the costume was changed.

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Jewellery. Ring with portrait of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Craft, William Hopkins (British, op.1774-, d.1805). Gold, the bezel set with an enamel miniature painting of Handel. The ring band is engraved 'Handel by Zincke from the Lumsden Propert/Sale'; and inside ring, 'Presented to/Dr Whitfield by/Dr Hague, Camb/commencement/July 1819'. Late 18th century. Production Note: The miniature was formerly attributed to Christian Friedrich Zincke. The miniature was taken from the portrait of Handel by Hudson now in the National Portrait Gallery (No. 3970), but the costume was changed.

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  • Accession Number: M/P.2-1932
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/45.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 936 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 103.91kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 45/1

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18th Century British School composer costume English finger ring Fitz_AA George Frederic Handel George Frederick Handel George Frideric Handel Georgian gold grey wig Handel jewellery male miniature musician portrait miniature portraits ring society portraiture wigs William Hopkins Craft

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