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Portrait of Onophrius Scheit: PD.225-2007

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Portrait of Onophrius Scheit


Beham, Barthel (Painter)


Inscribed 'Alt xxxxxiiii.15' and signed with monogram 'BB'


History note: The Emperor of Austria, Schloss Lauenburg; sold during the revolution in 1848; Sir W. Cuthbert Quilter, Ist.Bt. (1841-1911); Christie's London 9 July 1909, part of lot 101 (980 gns to Agnew); with Thomas Agnew and Sons, London; L.Brittmeyer, London; Christie's 27 June 1930, Lot 17 (1050 gns to Pawsey and Payne); with Pawsey and Payne, London; with Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, London; Sir Thomas Ralp Merton, F.R.S., K.B.E., and by descent

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2007) by HM Goverment in lieu of inheritance tax


Production date: AD 1528

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel Panel Height 645 mm Width 488 mm

Techniques used in production

Painting : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Alt xxxxxiiii.15'
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: 'BB'
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.225-2007
Primary reference Number: 163596
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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