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Half-length portrait of an unidentified young man: M.13-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Half-length portrait of an unidentified young man


Wax modeller: Percy, Samuel




Half-length portrait of an unidentified young man. Wax coloured flesh pink, pale red, buff, brown and black. The young man is almost full face, looking slightly to the viewer's right. He wears a stock, a buff waistcoat with gold buttons, and a black jacket with gold buttons. The oval ebonized wood inner frame, set in a rectangular gilt wood frame with a glass front, which has blackened spandrels, each painted in gold with a stylised flower head, and a wavy gold line round the edge of the oval inner frame.


History note: Sotheby's, 3rd June 1958, lot 125

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: circa AD 1819 : probably c.1819

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Frame composed of wood (plant material) Depth 5.6 cm Height 32 cm Width 29 cm

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1996
Primary reference Number: 30394
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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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