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Portrait of an Unknown Woman: MAR.M.264-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of an Unknown Woman


Production: Unknown (Probably)
Schwarz, Hans (After)




Honestone, carved in relief with a portrait of a woman in profile to the right, wearing a beret

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 5 cm
Width: 4.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Production date: after AD 1512 : The dating of this relief has been doubted


Possibly carved after a drawing by the Augsburg-born medallist, Hans Schwarz (active 1512-32), perhaps in preparation for a medal.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Frame Depth 2.4 cm Height 12.4 cm Width 11.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Honestone, carved in relief

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.264-1912
Primary reference Number: 31122
External ID: CAM_CCF_MAR_M_264_1912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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