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Ring with portrait of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): M/P.2-1932

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Current Location: In storage


Ring with portrait of George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Production: Craft, William Hopkins




Gold, the bezel set with an enamel miniature painting of Handel. The ring band is engraved 'Handel by Zincke from the Lumsden Propert/Sale'; and inside ring, 'Presented to/Dr Whitfield by/Dr Hague, Camb/commencement/July 1819'.


History note: Lumsden Propert; his sale, Christie's 11-13 June 1902; Sir Tollemache Sinclair; Ralph Griffin

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Griffin, Ralph


The miniature was formerly attributed to Christian Friedrich Zincke. The miniature was taken from the portrait of Handel by Hudson now in the National Portrait Gallery (No. 3970), but the costume was changed.

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Painting composed of enamel
Ring composed of gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.2-1932
Primary reference Number: 166461
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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