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Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton, as Fortune: PD.73-1978

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Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton, as Fortune


Painter: Dyck, Anthony van




History note: At Althorp in 1732 (recorded by Vertue); by descent to the 7th Earl Spencer

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by HM Government and allocated to The Fitzwilliam Museum, 1978

Measurements and weight

Weight: 37 kg

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1978) by H.M. Government


Production date: circa AD 1638

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sensual Virtual

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 15 cm Height 275 cm Width 164 cm
Canvas Height 219.5 cm Width 132.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rachel, 1st Countess of / Southampton (not by the artist)
  • Location: Lower right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.73-1978
Primary reference Number: 3196
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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