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Sir Charles Walston: PD.42-1986

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Current Location: In storage


Sir Charles Walston


Painter: László, Philip Alexius de




Portrait of Sir Charles Walston, born Charles Waldstein. Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1883–89

Legal notes

From Sir Patrick Browne, Ths Deas and Lady Swinnerton Dyer.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6 cm
Height: 92.7 cm
Width: 72.4 cm
Width: 90.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1986) by Browne, Patrick


20th century
Production date: AD 1913


A study for the painting in Lord Walston's collection.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas ( note in artist's file says support is board)
Frame Height 111 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.42-1986
Primary reference Number: 3547
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 February 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 22 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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