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The Pourtraicture of the right honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G,5.242

  • Title (object)

    • The Pourtraicture of the right honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron
  • Description

    Portrait of Thomas Fairfax, half length in an oval frame, wearing collar and armour; after a miniature by John Hoskins.
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1645-1653 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 211 millimetres
    • Width: 170 millimetres (silk)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, after which Latin motto: 'Cætera norunt Et Tagus, et Ganges, forsan Antipodes'.
  • Curator's comments

    For a note on Crowle's extra-illustrated Pennant see G,1.1

  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 12 bibliographic details
    • Fagan p. 35 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Crowle Pennant 5 242

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1811

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    G,5.242

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