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Self-portrait: PD.204-1985

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Object information

Titles

Self-portrait

Maker(s)

Richmond, George (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 549 mm
Width: 480 mm

Relative size of this object

48 m54.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Keynes, Geoffrey

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1830 : Dated by Lister c. 1855 which would show Richmond aged 46. This drawing shows a much younger man and a date of c. 1830 seems much more probable. Indeed, RIchmond's appearance racalls the description of him when he was invited to dinner by Sir Robert Inglis shortly after his marriage in 1831 'Byronic in appearance' (Lister, 1981).

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

White chalk
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, heightened with white on buff paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.R.
  • Location: Lower right

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.204-1985
Primary reference Number: 13247
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Self-portrait" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13247 Accessed: 2022-07-05 08:10:06

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