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Half-length portrait of a bearded man holding gloves: M.4-1996

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Current Location: In storage


Half-length portrait of a bearded man holding gloves


Wax modeller: Holdermann, Georg




Half-length portrait of a bearded man holding gloves. Wax, coloured flesh pink, red, brown and black. The man is turned slightly towards the viewer's left. His right hand rests across his waist and in his left he holds a pair of gloves. He has receding hair, a moustache and beard, and wears a floppy ruff and a doublet with buttons. The background is black. In rectangular wooden box with glass front.

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Bequeathed by Edward Joseph Pyke

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Early#
Circa 1600 CE - 1625 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Figure composed of wax ( coloured)
Frame composed of wood (plant material) glass
Box Depth 4.7 cm Height 11 cm Width 10 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: 36/5 Dec89
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in blue
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1996
Primary reference Number: 30481
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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