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Portrait of Lady Compton (The Marchioness of Northampton): 884

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Portrait of Lady Compton (The Marchioness of Northampton)


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: In Rossetti Sale, 1883, possibly lot 22 (the Catalogue mentions: "A Female Head. c. 1875"; bought Fairfax Murray £3.13.6d

Measurements and weight

Height: 525 mm
Width: 505 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-06) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of card

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk on pale greenish card, faded

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 22 May 12 / 83
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Text: 8 9
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Chalk

Identification numbers

Accession number: 884
Primary reference Number: 13355
Surtees: 404
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 August 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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