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Portrait miniature - An Unknown Man, formerly called Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford
  • An Unknown Man, formerly called Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford
    Cooper, Samuel
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An Unknown Man, formerly called Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    late 1650s (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cooper, Samuel (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum, put down on a leaf from a table-book

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Emma Joseph

  • Museum number:

    P.21-1941

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portrait, head and shoulders, turned to right and looking to front. Features in short, free hatches of brown and sanguine, shadowed with blue-grey and heavily worked and heightened with gouache, on a yellowish carnation ground; hair in pale brown wash, hatched in darker brown with the lights in gouache; costume in dark grey wash, hatched in black; the collar in grey wash heightened with white and with some grey shadowing; background partly a solid dark wash, partly sky in washes of grey and blue; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.

Frame
Evidently re-framed by the Josephs. as Cat. Nos 6S, 72 and 94; packed out with fragmentary trade cards.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

late 1650s (painted)

Artist/maker

Cooper, Samuel (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum, put down on a leaf from a table-book

Dimensions

Height: 44 mm, Width: 36 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Perhaps as given by Foster 1914-16, below; S S Joseph: Mrs Emma Joseph, by whom presented to the Museum, May 1941.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown man, formerly called Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford. Watercolour on vellum by Samuel Cooper, late 1650s.

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

Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1941, London: HMSO, 1954.

Materials

Vellum; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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