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Sir Kenelm Digby 1603-65: PD.12-1955

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Current Location: In storage


Sir Kenelm Digby 1603-65


Miniaturist: Oliver, Peter



History note: J. White head, from whom bought by Charles Sotheby 1870; by descent to the Sothebys of Ecton Hall, Northampton, their sale Sotheby's 11 October 1955 (62), illus. where bought

Measurements and weight

Height: 53 mm
Width: 43 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1955-10-11) by Christie's


Production date: AD 1619


O.M. doubts the identity.

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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: 1619
  • Location: Lower centre right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Type: Date
  • Text: P O
  • Location: Lower centre right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.12-1955
Primary reference Number: 18155
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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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