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Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London and Protestant Martyr: P.1761-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London and Protestant Martyr
Holy State


Printmaker: Marshall, William
Printmaker: Passe, Crispijn I de (After)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1648


Only state (?). Reduced reverse copy after de Passe.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 120 mm Width 99 mm
Sheet Height 120 mm Width 99 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: NICHOLAS RIDLEY Bishop of LONDON. / He died a constant Martyr for the Truth, and was burnt / at Oxford the 16th of Octob: 1555.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: W. Marshall sculp:
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Jus civile sit medicina praestantius? ... forbidding all duells betwixt their children ma[...]
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1761-1991
Primary reference Number: 86103
O'Donoghue: 2
Hind (English 1952-64): 119 Only state
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 9 July 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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