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Oil painting - William Tell
  • William Tell
    Simson, William, born 1800 - died 1847
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William Tell

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1842 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Simson, William, born 1800 - died 1847 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oil on panel depicting a half length portrait of the Swiss folk hero, William Tell.

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)


1842 (painted)


Simson, William, born 1800 - died 1847 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

'Study of a Head. Willm Tell. Wm Simson 1842'
Inscribed by the artist on the back


Height: 40.6 cm estimate, Width: 27.9 cm estimate

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting depicting a portrait of William Tell by William Simson. Great Britain, 1842.

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

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 266


Oil paint; Panel


Oil painting


Paintings; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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