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Portrait miniature - Portrait of Bernard Lens, father of the artist
  • Portrait of Bernard Lens, father of the artist
    Lens, Peter Paul
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Portrait of Bernard Lens, father of the artist

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1734 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lens, Peter Paul (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from the funds of the R. H. Stephenson Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Oval watercolour on ivory portrait miniature of Bernard Lens, the father of the artist, portrayed in profile wearing a fine cobalt blue and gold jacket topped by a collarless grey jacket with wide button holes, with a hat tucked under his arm. His hair is long, wavy and grey and the signiature of the artist and date appears in front of the sitter's chest.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


1734 (painted)


Lens, Peter Paul (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on ivory

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated on the front 'P. P. Lens / 1734'.

Signed on the back 'P: P: Lens Fecit / 1733 Febry. y 13.'


Height: 108 mm, Width: 79 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of Bernard Lens, father of the artist, dated 1734, watercolour on ivory, painted by Peter Paul Lens (1714?-1750).


Ivory; Watercolour




Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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