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An Unknown Boy: 3905

Object information

Current Location: In storage


An Unknown Boy


Miniaturist: Unknown



History note: Lady Blessington; her sale 7-26 May 1849, where bought by Lady Dorothy Nevill; by descent to her son R.H. Nevill, on whose death (24 January 1930) bought by Mrs Dames Longworth

Measurements and weight

Height: 52 mm
Width: 45 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Dames Longworth, Mrs


Circa 1750 - Circa 1760


Formerly called 'Horace Walpole', and attributed to Jean Etienne Liotard.

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on ivory

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3905
Primary reference Number: 17626
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 December 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 6 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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