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A Portrait of Mrs. Beal Bonnell: PD.131-1992

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A Portrait of Mrs. Beal Bonnell


Romney, George (Painter)


Sophia Jane Maria Beal Bonnell (c.1748-1841), wife of James Beal Bonnell Esq.


History note: Mr James Beal Bonnell, by whom commissioned, then by descent, from whom acquired through Oscar and Peter Johnson Ltd

Legal notes

From the Perceval and Cunliffe Funds with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum / Museum and Galleries Commission Regional Fund and the Charlotte Bonham Carter Charitable Trust.

Measurements and weight

Height: 127 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Width: 101.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1992) by Beal Bonnell family


1779-07-30 - 1780-11-21

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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: Thomas Fentham (active 1774-1825)
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.131-1992
Primary reference Number: 3833
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 January 2022 Last processed: Monday 10 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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