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Portrait miniature - William Gore

William Gore

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1670 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cross, Peter (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with funds from the Murray Bequest

  • Museum number:

    P.55-1935

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portrait of a man, to front and wearing a neckcloth and long wig. Features drawn with long strokes of sanguine, shaded with a little blue and grey-brown, and blended with a pale carnation ground; hair washed and hatched in pale yellowish-brown with grey and white heightening; collar in grey heightened with white, the tie in pale ultramarine shaded with darker colour; costume washed and hatched in mixed transparent and opaque grey and black; the shirt in white washes; the background in black wash; on vellum put down on a leaf from a table-book.

Frame: A recently made double-sided silver locket, with shallowly convex glass set in strip sides which curve to the bezels; the hanger of the rectangular section grooved down the middle and flanked by tapering spirals in flat wire of six turns.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

1670 (painted)

Artist/maker

Cross, Peter (artist)

Materials and Techniques

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

Marks and inscriptions

'PC'
Signed lower centre right

'Mr willm gore picto[?r] / P:Cross: fecit 1670'
Inscribed on the back in graphite and underlined with a long flourish

Dimensions

Height: 62 mm, Width: 51 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Mrs Gore Langton; sold Sotheby's 1 August 1935, lot 70, bt Agnew on behalf of the Museum with funds from the Capt. H B Murray Bequest

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of William Gore, watercolour on vellum, painted by Peter Cross, 1670.

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.

Materials

Vellum; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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