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Captain, The Hon. Edmund Phipps: PD.198-1961

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Captain, The Hon. Edmund Phipps

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Cosway, Richard

Categories

Notes

History note: In Sotheby' sale (other properties) 20 November 1945 (44); Robert H. Rockliffe; his sale Sotheby's, 11 November 1947 (101), illus., where bought by Louis C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 51 mm
Width: 43 mm

Relative size of this object

4.3 m5.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1788 : There is heavy work on the face which is common in Cosway's pre-1790 portraits but which he discarded from about that date.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour

Components of the work

Support composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R: dus Cosway / R.A. / Primarius Pictor / Serenissimi Walliae / Principis / Pinxit
  • Location: Backing paper
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1788
  • Location: Backing paper, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: CAPT THE HON.BLE EDMUND PHIPPS, 1ST FOOT GUARDS. 1788
  • Location: Upper right of gold frame
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Text: R. COSWAY, R.A. PINXIT
  • Location: Lower centre of gold frame
  • Method of creation: Engraved

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.198-1961
Primary reference Number: 17675
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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