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The Braddyll Family: PD.10-1955

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Current Location: Gallery 3


The Braddyll Family


Painter: Reynolds, Joshua




History note: Lt-Col. Thomas Richmond-Gale-Braddyll (1776-1862); his sale, Christie's, 23 May 1846 (44), bt. Bishop; W.J. Isbell, of Stonehouse; T. Pooly Smyth, of Plymouth, by 1857; Pooly Smyth sale, Christie's, 13 June 1859 (213), bt. in; Rev. W.C. Randoph; Lionel, 2nd Lord Rothschild (d. 1937), Tring Park, by 1899; his nephew, Nathaniel, 3rd Lord Rothschild; given by him to the Lord Baldwin Fund for Refugees, sale at Christie's, 25 May 1939 (256), bt Gooden & Fox; bt. from Gooden & Fox, London, by E.E. Cook, 1939, who bequeathed his collection to the National Art Collections Fund, 1955

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From the Ernest Edward Cook collection.

Measurements and weight

Weight: 47 kg

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955) by National Art Collections Fund


Production date: AD 1789

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 11 cm Height 265.3 cm Width 173.5 cm
Canvas Height 238.1 cm Width 147.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R.A., Old Masters, 1890, lent Rev. D.C. Randolph, Orford, Wickham Market (Yale House)
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Art Treasures, 1857, (endorsed in ink) Smyth N 1 (this was Manchester)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed with ink addition
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: exerpt from a sale catalogue

  • Text: Christie's, 25 May 1939, Lord Baldwin's Fund for refugees, presented by Lord Rothschild, no lot number. As from Braddyll coll., 1846; Manchester, 1857, no. 52; coll. T.P. Smyth; R.A., 1890, no. 124; coll. Rev. C.W. Randolph; G. and C., p. 111; Armstrong, p. 196
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Supporting information

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1955
Primary reference Number: 3805
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 April 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 5 April 2023

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

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