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Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough: 3832

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough


Miniaturist: Cooper, Samuel (Imitator of)



History note: J. Pierpont Morgan; his sale Christie's, 24 June 1935 (22); L.D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Height: 78 mm
Width: 62 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Production date: AD 1657


O.M. doubts the identity of the sitter.

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin) ( on card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum on card

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: indecipherable

  • Text: ...
  • Location: Centre left
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1657
  • Location: Centre left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3832
Primary reference Number: 17673
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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