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Sir Herbert Thompson, Bart (1877): 1013

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Current Location: In storage


Sir Herbert Thompson, Bart (1877)


Painter: Alma-Tadema, Lawrence




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

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.3 cm
Width: 22.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1877

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People, subjects and objects depicted

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: L Alma Tadema
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: A sketch of Herbert, made on board the Gipsey, on the cabin door, by Alma Tadema, when he staid with us for a sketching visit in the year 1877. Henry Thompson. (annotated in the same hand) Signed by the artist (and) it was exhibited at the Grosvenor in 1882-3 with Tadema's works
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1013
Primary reference Number: 720
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 November 2022 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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