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Portrait miniature of Richard I

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1733 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lens, Bernard III, born 1681 - died 1740 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum

  • Museum number:

    E.598-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 1, box J

Physical description

Portrait miniature of Richard I, watercolour on vellum. Signed lower left with monogram 'BL'. Square wooden frame inscribed in gold on verso 'K. Richard. I'. Inscribed in pen on paper backing: '6 / King Richard I / began his Reign 118_ / Died 1199 / Bernd Lewis Feci_ / 1733' [all spelling correct]

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)

Date

1733 (painted)

Artist/maker

Lens, Bernard III, born 1681 - died 1740 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum

Marks and inscriptions

'6 / King Richard I / began his Reign 118_ / Died 1199 / Bernd Lewis Feci_ / 1733' [all spellings correct]
Inscribed in pen on paper backing.

Dimensions

Height: 59 mm, Width: 49 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of Richard I, one of a series, watercolour on vellum, dated 1733, painted by Bernard Lens (1682-1740).

Materials

Vellum

Techniques

Painting

Categories

Portraits; Paintings; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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