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Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland: PD.3-1953

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland
Sir Philip Sidney


Miniaturist: Hilliard, Nicholas




History note: Probably in the possession of Lady Dorothy Percy, who married Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester, and by descent to the Lords De L'Isle and Dudley; Captain Bertram Currie; his sale Christie's 27 March 1953 (23), where bought for the Museum

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From a fund provided by E.E. Barron with a contribution from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Measurements and weight

Height: 52 mm
Width: 64 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1953) by Christie's


Production date: circa AD 1595


Formerly attributed to Isaac Oliver.

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin) ( stuck on card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum stuck to a playing-card with three hearts showing on verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1953
Primary reference Number: 18001
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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