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Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox 1515-78: 3851

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox 1515-78
Lady Hunsdon


Miniaturist: Hilliard, Nicholas




History note: Bignor Park Collection; C.H.T. Hawkins; with Christie's, 13 May 1904; J. Pierpont Morgan, his sale Christie's, 24 June 1935 (103); L.D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 46 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1576

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

  • Text: Anno D N 1576
  • Location: Left side of head
  • Method of creation: Gold

Inscription present: the dots represent letters which are unclear, but may be 'A E sua Sta 25'

  • Text: E... Sua 25
  • Location: Right side of head
  • Method of creation: Gold

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3851
Primary reference Number: 17988
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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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