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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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Mr Leviez

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  • Title (object)

    • Mr Leviez
  • Description

    Portrait of Charles Leviez seen bust-length slightly to right in oval frame, head turned to face l, wearing black ribbon around neck and fur cloak over his right shoulder; published state with black ribbon around the neck. 1763

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1763-1765
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 325 millimetres
    • Width: 226 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, and "J.E. Eccard Pinxt. / J. Mc.Ardell Fecit.".
  • Bibliography

    • Goodwin 101.III bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 117.II bibliographic details
    • Russell 117.III bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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