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Portrait Medallion of a Lady: M.4-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait Medallion of a Lady






Ivory, carved in high relief, with a horizontally chiselled ground. The sitter faces front with her head turned slightly to her left. Her hair is elaborately dressed with curls on top of her head, a coil at the nape of her neck, and two ringlets falling down over each shoulder. She wears a decolleté gown with a bow or jewelled bow at the centre front.


History note: Purchased from Parsons, July 1917 for £3.0.0.; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.8 cm
Width: 6.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


18th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1700

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory carved in high relief, with a horizontally chiselled ground

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1991
Primary reference Number: 31821
Packing number: EWA 148A
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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