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The Judgement of Solomon: PD.28-1949

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Current Location: In storage


The Judgement of Solomon


Painter: Blake, William




History note: Thomas Butts (1759-1846); his son, Thomas Butts jr (d. 1905), and grandson, Captain F.J. Butts, (d. 1905); bought from the widow of Captain Butts, through the Carfax Gallery, London by Walford Graham Robertson, 1906; Robertson sale, Christie's, 22 July 1949 (16), bt in by his executors

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Given by the executors of Walford Graham Robertson (1867-1948), through the National Art-Collections Fund.

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Method of acquisition: Given (1949) by Robertson, Walford Graham

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Support composed of copper
Copper Height 26.7 cm Width 38.1 cm

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Painting (image-making) : Tempera on copper

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Accession number: PD.28-1949
Primary reference Number: 776
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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