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Current Location: In storage


The Bench


Painter: Hogarth, William




History note: Sir George Hay (1715-1778); his executor, S. Edwards, by 1781; Edward Cheney of Badger Hall, Shropshire (1803-1884); descended by family inheritance to Francis Capel-Cure, of Badger Hall (1854-1933); his sale, Christie's, 6 May 1905 (85), bt. C. Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.2 cm
Width: 14.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


1753 - 1754

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood) canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas, maroufle to panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The principal Figure Lord Chief Justice Willes- on his left hand - Justice Bathurst, and the Honbl William Noel - on his right hand Sir Edward Clive - Hogarth's bench of Judges (this description must refer to the print, for which see D. Armstrong pp. 126, 214
  • Location: Verso, panel backing card
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 727
Primary reference Number: 3381
Wikidata: Q7716503
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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