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Current Location: In storage


Sir Henry Thompson, Bart (1878)


Painter: Alma-Tadema, Lawrence




A sketch painted directly onto the wood, in the form of a vignette.

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.1 cm
Width: 20.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1878

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LAT
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: A sketch of the Owner, made on board the "Gipsy", Thames House Boat, by Alma Tadema, when he Stayed with me & Herbert on the boat for a little sketching visit in the year 1878: made on the panel of hte cabin sleeping room door. Henry Thompson "Owner" (a further note in the same hand is added along the bottom of the label) It was exhibited at the Grosvenor in 1882-3 with Tadema's work. Signed Tadema
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 29
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1012
Primary reference Number: 719
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 November 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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