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Mr Henry Ley: 1941

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Titles

Mr Henry Ley

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Downman, John

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Notes

History note: The artist; bequeathed to his only daughter, Mrs Isabella Cloe Benjamin; acquired by the Hon. George Neville, later Neville Granville, Dean of Windsor, c. 1825; by descent to Mrs Maitland; Lady Longmore; 2nd Series bt. from Lady Longmore in 1936 for the Museum by two anonymous Friends of the Fitzwilliam and by the N.A.C.F.

Measurements and weight

Height: 284 mm
Width: 176 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-10) by Anonymous

Dating

Production date: AD 1779

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black, red and white chalk with stump, some lines incised with a stylus, on brown laid paper attached to mount sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 19 / Vol 5
  • Location: Mount, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: the last 'e' corrected to a 'y' in graphite

  • Text: Mr Henry Lee of Exeter 1779 / Soliciter
  • Location: Mount, below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: in a different hand

  • Text: The father of the Clerk to the H(ouse) of Commons 1833 / who married Lady Frances Hay
  • Location: Mount, below the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1941
Primary reference Number: 15080
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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