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Major Sir Alexander Allan, Bart 1764-1820: 3881

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Major Sir Alexander Allan, Bart 1764-1820


Miniaturist: Smart, John




History note: Alexander Allan Webbe; his sale Christie's, 23 April 1914 (40), where bought Pawsey and Payne; L.D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Height: 53 mm
Width: 40 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1787

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JS
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1787 / I
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Black
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: in copperplate

  • Text: Sir Alexr Allan Bt MP for Berwick Director of the East India Company
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Engraved

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: A A
  • Location: In central compartment
  • Method of creation: Gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3881
Primary reference Number: 18226
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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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