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Portrait of Samuel Prout (1783-1852): 743* 2

Object information


Portrait of Samuel Prout (1783-1852)


Hunt, William Henry (Draughtsman)


History note: William Henry Hunt, his sale, Christie's, 16 May 1864, lot 229; bt. Shaylor; Mr Haydon; C.F. Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 170 mm
Width: 125 mm

Relative size of this object

12.5 m17 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: circa AD/CE 1833

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk heightened with white on buff paper

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 743* 2
Primary reference Number: 3088
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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