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Portrait medallion of Mrs Mary Thomas: C.132-2015

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Portrait medallion of Mrs Mary Thomas

Maker(s)

Maker: Tassie, James

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Description

Glass, opaque white relief portrait of Mrs Mary Thomas in profile to right wearing a lace edged cap and fichu, mounted on a blue-grey opaque background mounted in an oval, glazed, pearwood frame with a gilt metal suspension ring at the top

Notes

History note: K.E. Houston, Esq.; his sale Sotheby's, 15 January 1968, lot 130; purchased by Sir Ivor Batchelor; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1798

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Background composed of glass ( opaque grey-blue)
Medallion composed of glass ( opaque white)
Ring composed of gilt metal
Frame composed of glaze pearwood Height 17.4 cm Width 13.8 cm
Relief

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MARY THOMAS/1798
  • Location: On truncation of arm
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Tassie F.
  • Location: On truncation of arm below inscription
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: rectangular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: K.E. HOUSTON printed, 290 hand-written, COLLECTION printed
  • Location: On back of frame
  • Method of creation: Printed and hand-written in black
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.132-2015
Primary reference Number: 206823
Old object number: 1
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.132-2006
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Created: Tuesday 29 September 2015 Updated: Wednesday 2 January 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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