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Themistocles Seeking Asylum from King Admetus: PD.11-2021

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Themistocles Seeking Asylum from King Admetus


Wicar, Jean Baptiste Joseph




The subject is drawn from Plutarch’s 'Life of Themistocles', section 40.


History note: Perhaps the picture cited in the studio inventory after his death in 1834 (F. Beaucamp,  Les peintre lillois Jean-Baptiste Wicar: Son oeuvre et son temps, 1939, II, p. 574, 641, No. 96); Lawrence’s Bletchingley, 2003, purchased by Stephen J. Conrad, London; acquired from him by the donor, 2011

Legal notes

Given by by Professor Paul Joannides, in memory of Jon Whiteley, 2021

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2021) by Joannides, Paul


19th Century
C. 1823 - C. 1824

School or Style


Techniques used in production

Painting : Oil on paper laid down on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bozzetto eseguito dal Commre Wicar
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-2021
Primary reference Number: 280219
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 2 February 2021 Updated: Tuesday 10 May 2022 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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