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Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle: 628

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle

Maker(s)

Beechey, William (Painter)

Notes

History note: Probably G.E. Worthington, of Beckenham, Kent; sold privately by 'Mrs Worthington', of Ealing, London, 1903; anon. sale, Robinson & Fisher, London, 21 May 1903, (120); bt. from an unknown dealer by H.J. Pfungst

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Pfungst, H. J., FSA

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Painted Surface Height 68.2 cm Width 47.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in one hand

  • Text: Lady Beechey as Hebe. From family
  • Location: Verso, on stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: in another hand, very faint

  • Text: G.E. Worthington 2149 Minshull House Beckenham Kent
  • Location: Verso, on stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Sir William Beechey, R.A. Said to be a portrait of Lady Beechey as Hebe. Purchased in April 1903 from Mrs. Worthington of Ealing, a descendant of Sir Wm Beechey and to whom this picture came by inheritance [this label does not appear to be in Pfungst's handwriting]
  • Location: Verso, on canvas
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 120
  • Location: Verso, on frame
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 1976 [twice]
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Scratched in
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 628
Primary reference Number: 758
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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