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Hugh Hamersley b. c. 1774: PD.211-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Hugh Hamersley b. c. 1774


Miniaturist: Bourdon, Louise (Weyler) (?)



Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 55 mm
Width: 45 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Production date: AD 1794


Formerly attributed to H. de Janvry.

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Grisaille : Grisaille on ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bourdon.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1794
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Black
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Hugh Hammersley / by a French artist / at Munich 1794
  • Location: Inside the original leather case
  • Method of creation: Paper slip

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.211-1961
Primary reference Number: 17607
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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