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Miniature (painting): M.126-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Leen, Willem van




Body colour on card mounted under glass in gilt metal; circular; the miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers, including roses, delpiniums and auriculas, next to a carved red stone urn on a marble slab; the gilt metal mount is backed with light red moiré silk on card

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.5 cm
Height: 1.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.


Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1799


Willem van Leen was Dutch but worked in Paris

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: van Leen. f. / 1799
  • Location: On the left of the marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Signature and date

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.126-1973
Primary reference Number: 1625
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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