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Portrait of a man, ?Mr Ashby: PD.221-1994

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Portrait of a man, ?Mr Ashby


Richmond, George (Miniaturist)


History note: R. Bayne-Powell's Miniature Collection Sale, Sotheby's, 11 October 1994 (153)

Legal notes

With a contribution from the Robert Bayne-Powell Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Height: 102 mm
Width: 76 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1830 : 21 miniatures are recorded in George Richmond's sitter's book, all painted between 1827 and 1830. The only male sitter recorded for 1830 was a Mr Ashby.

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and gouache on ivory

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: cR
  • Location: Mid left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1830
  • Location: Mid left, following the above
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.221-1994
Primary reference Number: 18345
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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