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Unknown lady (Talbot Family): 1773

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Unknown lady (Talbot Family)


Unknown (Painter)


History note: Captain Norman Colville, from whom it was acquired by Messrs Frank Partridge, London; bt from Partridge's

Measurements and weight

Height: 51.4 cm
Width: 40.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1598

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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: .Ao; 1590 / .AETIS.SVAE, 31 (see catalogue for accurate transcription)
  • Location: Upper right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1773
Primary reference Number: 787
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 25 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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