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The Queen kneeling before Belshazzar: C.1755-1928

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The Queen kneeling before Belshazzar




History note: Label on object stated that it came from a house in Lubeck demolished in 1872 (but this conflicts with later date of purchase given on label on frame); purchased in Edinburgh in 1870 from a German Jew named Stute (?) by Lord David Kennedy (1820-1905) ,who from 1875-1905 lived at 93 Queen's Gate, London; probably his widow, Lady Mary (d. 1916). Mr Rochelle Thomas, London, from whom bought for £22.10s. on 25 April 1923 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Lubeck ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1755-1928
Primary reference Number: 72566
Old object number: 4184
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 17 October 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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