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Slender: P.14844-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Printmaker: Favell, John
Designer: attributed to




Etching on paper. Half-length portrait in profile facing right of a tall gentleman with a large nose, wearing a buckled wig. Three brass buttons are visible on his coat and he wears a neck-band which emphasises his long neck. Title in scratched letters on the plate at lower centre: 'Slender'. The print has been trimmed to within the platemark and then laid down on a secondary support of white paper, a border in pen and ink drawn around and an inscription below: 'Favell - painter at Cambridge'. An inscription in graphite on the artist's board below: '?John Favill d.1804 aged 64'. This is possibly a representation of the character, Slender, from Shakespeare's _Merry Wives of Windsor_. It is not known if the portrait resembles John Favell, painter, of Cambridge. See Notes.

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Height 115mm (cut within platemark) x 90mm (cut within platemark)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14844-R
Primary reference Number: 225453
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 5 September 2018 Updated: Monday 7 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Slender" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-06-14 13:30:27

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{{cite web|url= |title=Slender |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-14 13:30:27|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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