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The Hon. Mrs Peirse: PD.959-1963

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Object information

Titles

The Hon. Mrs Peirse

Maker(s)

Majer, Jeremias (Miniaturist)

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1962.

Measurements and weight

Height: 38 mm
Width: 33 mm

Relative size of this object

3.3 m3.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Buttery, Horace Ayerst

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1780

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

Inscription present: the letters 'ble' appearing as superscript

  • Text: Honble Mrs Peirse
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.959-1963
Primary reference Number: 18116
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 6 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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