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Edward, 3rd Earl of Powis: 609*

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Current Location: In storage


Edward, 3rd Earl of Powis


Painter: Bridge, Joseph



Measurements and weight

Height: 69.2 cm
Width: 57.1 cm

Relative size of this object

57.1 cm69.2 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1897) by Bridge, J.J.R.


1891 - 1892


The portrait was painted posthumously from a photograph

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: somewhat gothic letter-form

  • Text: JB
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: Edward Jame Herbert / Earl of Powis / Born 1818 Died 1891
  • Location: Verso of original canvas
  • Method of creation: Oil paint
  • Text: J Bridge Pinx
  • Location: Verso of original canvas
  • Method of creation: Oil paint

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 609*
Primary reference Number: 783
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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