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A woman holding a small watch and a closed fan: P.379-1947

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Current Location: In storage


A woman holding a small watch and a closed fan


Printmaker: Unknown




Unknown young woman three quarter length standing; wearing a low dress with elaborate lace sleeves; she holds a closed fan in her left hand, and a small watch in her right; her eyes are cast down; behind her to the right is a balcony and beyond that some trees and a building.

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Bought from the Perceval Fund with the aid of a donation from Louis C. G. Clarke, M.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.4 cm
Width: 25.6 cm

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Method of acquisition: Bought (1947)


18th century
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1770 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.379-1947
Primary reference Number: 165800
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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