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William Hepworth Thompson, D.D., Master of Trinity College: P.15009-R

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Current Location: In storage


William Hepworth Thompson, D.D., Master of Trinity College


Printmaker: Herkomer, Hubert von
Painter: Herkomer, Hubert von (After)




After the painting by Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), (1881; exh. R.A., 1882, no. 251, 'Rev. W. H. Thompson, D.D., Master of Trinity College, Cambridge'; Trinity College, Cambridge). Portrait of Classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, William Hepworth Thompson (1810-1886). Half-length, seated in black, clerical robes, white bands at his neck and a chain at his waist, left knee crossed over the right, right elbow resting on the carved wooden arm of the chair and left hand grasping the end of the arm at the other side. Head with short, white hair, is turned towards the left, eyes directed downwards and away to the left.


History note: A curatorial annotation in O'Donoghue indicates that this print was part of the Marlay Bequest of 1912.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


19th Century
Production date: AD 1881


Mezzotint (mixed method) printed in black ink on chine collé. Signed artist's proof. Initials and date reproduced within the image at lower right: 'H H 81'. Signed in graphite in the margin at lower right: 'Hubert Herkomer'. Inscribed in graphite in the margins (below platemark) at lower centre: 'William Hepworth Thomson (sic.), D.D. 1810-1886 / Master of Trinity College'. Another impression of a signed artist's proof, P.11377-R, was given by John Charrington in 1933.

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Techniques used in production

Chine collé

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15009-R
Primary reference Number: 240056
O'Donoghue: 1
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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