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Portrait of Sir John van Hatten: PD.114-1992

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Sir John van Hatten


Painter: Devis, Arthur




History note: By descent to the sitter's son-in-law, Rev. William Goodall; Major Goodeall, Dinton Hall, his sale Sotheby's 19 May 1926, lot 19 (as Gentleman in a landscape by B. Wilson), withdrawn; anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 28 November 1969, lot 203 (as Sir John van Hatton), bt. Carter (5,000 gns)

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 76.2 cm
Weight: 7 kg
Width: 64 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1992) by McDonald, D.M., Dr


Production date: AD 1753

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Art Devis fe.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1753
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.114-1992
Primary reference Number: 3185
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 March 2023 Last processed: Monday 20 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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