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Portrait of Caspar: PD.23-1976

Object information


Portrait of Caspar


John, Augustus Edwin (Painter)


History note: Mrs Otto Gutekunst and D.V. Shaw-Kennedy; with Messrs. Agnew

Legal notes

Peter Harris (1898-1976) with a life interest to his widow, relinquished 1976.

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.6 cm
Width: 32.9 cm

Relative size of this object

32.9 cm40.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1976) by Harris, Peter


Production date: circa AD 1909

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Black paint
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.23-1976
Primary reference Number: 3514
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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