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On display at V&A South Kensington
Portrait Miniatures, Room 90a, The International Music and Art Foundation Gallery

Sir Samuel Morland, Bart

Portrait Miniature
1660-1661 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Portrait, head and shoulders, turned to right and looking to front; a blue sky in the right background. Features delicately hatched in pale brown and sanguine with very small touches of grey, blue shadows, a touch of white in the sitter's left eye, on a thick creamy carnation ground; hair in brown wash, hatched and heightened with opaque colours; collar and sleeves in white over grey wash; jerkin in brown wash with bronzing and buttons in gold; background an opaque brown wash with blue sky and grey cloud hatched over with blue washes; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour on vellum, put down on a leaf from a table-book
Brief Description
Portrait miniature of Sir Samuel Morland. Watercolour on vellum by Samuel Cooper, 1660-1661.
Physical Description
Portrait, head and shoulders, turned to right and looking to front; a blue sky in the right background. Features delicately hatched in pale brown and sanguine with very small touches of grey, blue shadows, a touch of white in the sitter's left eye, on a thick creamy carnation ground; hair in brown wash, hatched and heightened with opaque colours; collar and sleeves in white over grey wash; jerkin in brown wash with bronzing and buttons in gold; background an opaque brown wash with blue sky and grey cloud hatched over with blue washes; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.
Dimensions
  • Height: 60mm
  • Width: 48mm
  • Height: 75mm (With frame including loop)
  • Width: 52mm (with frame)
Dimensions taken from John Murdoch Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
Content description
Portrait of a man, turned to the right and wearing a high collar.
Styles
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
'Sir Samuel / Morland / Cooper' (Inscribed on the back in graphite by a nineteenth-century hand )
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs A. B. Woodcroft
Object history
Provenance: Lord Northwick, his sale Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, 5 August 1859, lot 725, bt Woodcroft, £6.16d.6s; bequeathed to the Museum by Mrs A BWoodcroft, 1903.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Murdoch, John. Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: The Stationery Office, 1997.
  • Margarette, Lincoln Samael Pepys: plage, fire, revolution London : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2015. Published to accompany the exhibition held 20 November 2015 - 28 March 2016 at the National Maritime Museum.
Collection
Accession Number
481-1903

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record createdJuly 3, 2003
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