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Sir Herbert Thompson, Bart (1877): 1013

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Titles

Sir Herbert Thompson, Bart (1877)

Maker(s)

Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (Painter)

Description

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.3 cm
Width: 22.6 cm

Relative size of this object

22.6 cm28.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1877

School or Style

British

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: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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