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Elizabeth, Countess of Kent: 2484

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Current Location: In storage


Elizabeth, Countess of Kent


Painter: Somer, Paulus I van




History note: Penruddocke family, of Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire; Captain G.W. Penruddocke sale, Robinson, Fisher & Harding, Willis's Rooms, London, 13 November 1930 (5), bt. Major Craig; Major Sir Algernon Tudor-Craig, K.B.E.; anon. sale, Christie's, 28 February 1936 (121), bt. Deane

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Rotch, Claude Dickason


Circa 1615 - 1620

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Canvas Height 126.5 cm Width 104.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Dame Joan Penruddocke / Ob. 1648
  • Location: Lower left, stuck on canvas
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Mave Gheeraerdts (1561-1635). Dame Joan Penruddocke. Marr. 1612; died 1648. Daughter of Sir John Meade, Knt
  • Location: On frame
  • Method of creation: Gilt label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 156 GE
  • Location: Veros, stretcher
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: C.5/3
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: Feb 28 36
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 5 12 1
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 5
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: Property of Sir A. Tudor- Craig
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2484
Primary reference Number: 3897
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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