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An historical scene


Saxon School (Painter)


History note: Fuseli Castle sale, Christie's, 15 June 1853 (126), bt. Lord Ellenborough; coll. Edward, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (d. 1871); Ellenborough sale, Christie's, 3 April 1914 (103), bt. Messrs. Pawsey & Payne, London

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1937.

Measurements and weight

Height: 66.0 cm
Width: 81.0 cm

Relative size of this object

81 cm66 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938-02-15) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Production date: circa AD/CE 1530

School or Style

Saxony School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 701 C.F.
  • Location: Verso
  • Stencil
  • Text: 641 B and 30
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Number
  • Text: Property of Edward 1st Earl of Ellenborough Deceased. Sold by Order of Mr Justice Neville. 103 H Knell. The Elector of Saxony and his suite. In the garden of a Palace the Prince stands with five courtiers, receiving a visit of six ladies and two children. In the background is seen a fine castellated palace and an encampment among hills. Signed with monogram on panel 25 1/2" x 30 1/2" From the Imperial Gallery Vienna. From the Collection Colonel Sir Digby Mackworth Bart. 1853
  • Location: Verso
  • Supporting information

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2310
Primary reference Number: 3038
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-19 16:34:57

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