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William, Earl of Craven: PD.117-1992

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Current Location: In storage


William, Earl of Craven


Painter: Honthorst, Gerrit van




History note: William, Earl Craven; William, Baron Cravon, cousin to Earl Craven and by descent at Combe Abbey to Cronelia, Countess of Craven; sold by her executors, Sotheby's, 27 November 1968, lot 56; with Leggatt brothers from whom bought by Dr McDonald

Legal notes

Dr D.M. McDonald, d. 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 209.6 cm
Width: 144.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by McDonald, D.M.


Production date: AD 1642

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GH onthorst. ft (the G and H forming a monogram)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1642
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Wm. Earl Craven. / Obii 19 April 1681.
  • Location: To left of figure

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1992
Primary reference Number: 1548
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 August 2023 Last processed: Thursday 10 August 2023

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

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