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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1967,1014.127

  • Description

    Portrait of a dead child, previously identified as Percy Lemprière; head turned to right, eyes closed Graphite and black chalk; on buff paper

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1829-1896
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 209 millimetres
    • Width: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Verso of mount: inscribed with provenance on separate label
  • Curator's comments

    On back of mount label attached with name and address of framer. According to register label's identification of the subject as Percy Lemprière by Dr Millar is clearly wrong, as is the attribution to Millais,

  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PVII)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1967

  • Acquisition notes

    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era. Meatyard purchased drawing at Sotheby's

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1967,1014.127

Portrait of a dead child, previously identified as Percy Lemprière; head turned to r, eyes closed Graphite and black chalk; on buff paper

Recto

Portrait of a dead child, previously identified as Percy Lemprière; head turned to r, eyes closed Graphite and black chalk; on buff paper

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