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Lt-Col. George Marlay 1791-1830: MAR.M.295-1912

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Lt-Col. George Marlay 1791-1830


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Heart shaped stamped gold locket with miniature of Lieut. Col. George Marlay. Engraved on back 2Lt Colonel George Marlay, C.B. Obt 7 June 1830, AET 39."


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Production date: circa AD/CE 1820

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of ivory Central Measurement: Height 35 mm
Maximum Width: Width 49 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on ivory

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in copperplate style

  • Text: Lt Colonel / George Marlay. C.B. / Obt. 7 June 1830 / AET 39
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Engraving

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.295-1912
Primary reference Number: 17641
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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