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The Livelie Portrature of Barbara wife to Michael Vanbeck ...

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1851,0308.45

  • Title (object)

    • The Livelie Portrature of Barbara wife to Michael Vanbeck ...
  • Description

    Portrait of a woman with hair growing on her face, standing three-quarter length to right by a portable organ. 1658 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1658
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 233 millimetres
    • Width: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With lettering in two columns, in Latin and English, the latter continuing: "borne at Auspourg in high Germanie the daughter of Balshazzar and Ann Ursler: aged 29 Anno Dom: 1658"
  • Curator's comments

    (Information from Malcolm Jones) This state is dated 1658 while the Wellcome Library has a different state dated 1656. Jan Bodeson ("Freaks" p.23) notes that when she was exhibited in Beauvais in 1660, Gaywood's engraving was used as the exhibition handbill and a copy was enclosed with her husband's letter to the local bailiff seeking permission for the exhibition.

    See also P,4.265

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  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0308.45

Portrait of a woman with hair growing on her face, standing three-quarter length by a portable organ. 1658 Etching

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Portrait of a woman with hair growing on her face, standing three-quarter length by a portable organ. 1658 Etching

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