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The daughters of Sir Matthew Decker, Bart.: 437

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The daughters of Sir Matthew Decker, Bart.

Maker(s)

Meyer, Jan van (Painter)

Description

Oil painting on canvas, depicting the four daughters of Sir Matthew Decker. A curtain is pulled aside, revealing Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine and Henrietta Maria, each dressed in fine clothes. They are either holding or gesturing towards a treasured possession, these being a china doll, a silver lattice work basket piled high with fruit, a bouquet of cultivated roses, and a lapdog. These objects are resting on a carved plinth, depicting children gathered around what may be a goat.

Notes

History note: Presumably coll. Sir Matthew Decker, Bart., his maternal grandfather (d. 1749)

Measurements and weight

Height: 77.5 cm
Width: 66.1 cm

Relative size of this object

66.1 cm77.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1718

School or Style

Dutch

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Frame Weight 9.5 kg

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I.De Meyer.
  • Location: On the balustrade
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1718
  • Location: On the balustrade
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 437
Primary reference Number: 1659
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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