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

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Captain, The Hon. Edmund Phipps


Miniaturist: Cosway, Richard



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

Acquisition and important dates

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


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.

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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
  • 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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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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