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Kelham Whitelamb, aged 22. 34 Inches high: P.14851-R

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Current Location: In storage


Kelham Whitelamb, aged 22. 34 Inches high


Printmaker: Ireland, Samuel




Etching on paper. A full-length portrait of a young man with dwarfism standing within the opening of a sedan chair, his right arm hanging at his side and his left holding onto the top of the door. His natural hair is shoulder length and he wears breeches, stockings, shoes with buckles and a coat and waistcoat with brass buttons. His eyes are drooping and his mouth is large. Etched onto the plate at lower centre: 'Kelham Whitelamb aged 22. 34 Inches high / Born at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.' Below at lower right: 'SI fe May 1787'.

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by unknown


18th Century
Production date: AD 1787


Height 190mm (plate x width 150mm (plate)

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Components of the work

Plate Height 218 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14851-R
Primary reference Number: 225460
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 5 September 2018 Updated: Wednesday 5 July 2023 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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