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Half-length portrait of Sir Francis Burdett Bt. (1770-1844): M.11-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Half-length portrait of Sir Francis Burdett Bt. (1770-1844)


Wax modeller: Percy, Samuel




Half-length portrait of Sir Francis Burdett Bt. (1770-1844). Wax, coloured dark green, flesh pink, pale red, brown, and black. The sitter faces front, wearing a high collar, stock with front bow, black waistcoat and jacket. At the top there is a looped up curtain, which descends on the right side and passes across the figure to the left lower corner. In rectangular gilt frame with acanthus leaves in the corners set in a gilt wooden frame.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Edward Joseph Pyke

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1996) by Pyke, Edward Joseph


19th Century, Early#
George III (Regency)
Production date: AD 1818

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Frame composed of gilt wood (plant material)
Wax Height 2.5 cm Height 5.3 cm Height 6.3 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed and dated

  • Text: S Percy/1818
  • Location: To left of portrait
  • Method of creation: In white
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: the first inscription has been copied in another hand

  • Text: ' of the frame parallel/(to) the window that all the Features/may catch equal Light and Shade' and below, sideways 'S. Percy/1818
  • Location: Stuck to back of frame
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11-1996
Primary reference Number: 30392
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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