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Oil painting - The Intercepted Billet
  • The Intercepted Billet
    Mulready, William RA, born 1786 - died 1863
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The Intercepted Billet

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1844 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mulready, William RA, born 1786 - died 1863 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An oil painting depicting two men in Italian costume, one a nobleman glowering and clutching a bouquet of flowers and a letter, the other his servant who has just handed them to him.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)


1844 (painted)


Mulready, William RA, born 1786 - died 1863 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel


Height: 25.2 cm estimate, Width: 20.8 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'The Intercepted Billet' by William Mulready. Great Britain, 1844.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 207


Oil paint; Panel


Oil painting




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