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Charlotte (or Margaret) Seracold: 1928

Object information


Charlotte (or Margaret) Seracold


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: 231 mm
Width: 180 mm

Relative size of this object

18 m23.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1779

School or Style


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 on brown laid paper attached to mount sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Miss Charlotte Seracold 1779 / of ------------------- nr. Cambridge / for ----------- Lombe Esqr
  • Location: Mount, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1928
Primary reference Number: 15229
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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

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