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Sir Samuel Glynne, 1777: 1811

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Sir Samuel Glynne, 1777


Downman, John (Draughtsman)


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: 236 mm
Width: 192 mm

Relative size of this object

19.2 m23.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD/CE 1777

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of prepared paper ( grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black and red chalk with stump on grey prepared paper, some lines incised with a stylus

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the word 'Samuel' partially crossed through in graphite, and 'tephen' added; the name 'Glynn' has a graphite 'e' added to the end

  • Text: Sir Samuel Glynn 1777 / on a visit to Mr Crewe at ___ ___ near Cambridge
  • Location: Mount, below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink with a graphite alteration

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1811
Primary reference Number: 15162
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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