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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1894,0417.2

  • Description

    Portrait of Ralph Allen; three-quarter length, standing, body half-right, eyes to front, his left hand resting on a letter on a table beside him, wearing powdered full-bottomed wig and long-skirted coat and waistcoat Black chalk, touched with red and heightened with white, on grey-green paper, squared for transfer

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1707-1764
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 364 millimetres
    • Width: 295 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Croft-Murray (unpublished) 3 bibliographic details
    • Binyon 5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British Roy PIIIa

  • Exhibition history

    1990 Nov-Dec, Victoria AG, Bath, 'Hoare', no. 14a

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1894

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1894,0417.2

Portrait of Ralph Allen; three-quarter length, standing, body half-r, eyes to front, his l hand resting on a letter on a table beside him, wearing powdered full-bottomed wig and long-skirted coat and waistcoat Black chalk, touched with red and heightened with white, on grey-green paper, squared for transfer

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Portrait of Ralph Allen; three-quarter length, standing, body half-r, eyes to front, his l hand resting on a letter on a table beside him, wearing powdered full-bottomed wig and long-skirted coat and waistcoat Black chalk, touched with red and heightened with white, on grey-green paper, squared for transfer

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