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Sir Henry Slingsby: 2051

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Sir Henry Slingsby


Unknown (Painter)


History note: Reginald Chlomondeley, Condover Hall, Shropshire; late R. Cholmondely sale, Christie's, 6 March 1897 (9); sale of Sir Frederick de la Pole, Bart, Christie's, 24 February 1922 (4), bt Martin; coll. Charles Ricketts, R.A. and C.H. Shannon, R.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 76.8 cm
Width: 62.2 cm

Relative size of this object

62.2 cm76.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Circa 1595 CE - 1600 CE

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Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Feb 24-22
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Portrait of Henry de la Pole, Lord Montacute, son of Margaret, Countess of Salisbury & Brother of Reginald, Cardinal Pole. Born in the Tower, & remained a prisoner from the cradle to the grave, being beheaded at the age of twenty-six years
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Of the above sale catalogue
  • Type: Supporting information

Inscription present: in a circle

  • Text: 269 (above the date recorded above, and below it:) 4
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: RC (twice)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 39
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: R+C (twice)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: 670 7 (?A)
  • Location: Verso of panel
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 672 DL
  • Location: Verso of panel
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: modern writing

  • Text: 39 Thirty-nine Henry Pole JC
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label, pen

Inscription present: in early 19th C. hand, repeats the name and the information on catalogue cutting

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label, pen

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2051
Primary reference Number: 790
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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