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Current Location: In storage


The Andrews family


Painter: Wills, James




History note: Joseph Andrews (1691-1753); by inheritance from the Andres family, Shaw House, Newbury, Berkshire, to the family of Eyre; H.J.A. Eyre (of Shaw House) sale, Christie's, 9 December 1905(29), bt. C. Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 110.5 cm
Width: 145 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1908) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1749

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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: J. Wills pinxit
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1749
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: And sale information
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 657
Primary reference Number: 4028
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 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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