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Self-portrait: PD.179-1975

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Painter: Richmond, George




History note: Mrs John Richmond, daughter-in-law of George Richmond, R.A.; bought from her by Kerrison Preston; sale by the executors of Kerrison Preston, Sotheby's, 20 March 1974 (no.30), withdrawn

Legal notes

Allocated under the terms of settlement of death duties on the estate of the late Kerrison Preston (1884-1974).

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.9 cm
Width: 40.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1975) by Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries


Production date: AD 1840

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Geo. Richmond / Sketch of Himself / made on his return from Italy in 1840 / wax used in this
  • Location: Verso, canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.179-1975
Primary reference Number: 3815
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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