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George Arnold


Hogarth, William (Painter)


History note: George Arnold, of Ashby Lodge, Northamptonshire; descended to his great-great-grand-daughters, Georgeana Coape (d. 1849); sale by Phillips (of London) at Ashby Lodge, 20-2 April, 1845 (133), bt. Rev. J.W. Arnold, D.D.

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Bequeathed 1865.

Measurements and weight

Height: 90.5 cm
Width: 70.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Arnold, James William


1738 - 1740 1740


Said to have been painted when Hogarth was on a visit to Ashby Lodge, the home of George Arnold and his daughter, Frances (see no. 24).

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Supprot: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 21
Primary reference Number: 3373
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 October 2021 Last processed: Monday 18 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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