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FDA-D.964-2014

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Object number

FDA-D.964-2014

Object type

Identification

Title

Silhouette of Dr. Keate

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Content (person)

Dimensions

height (sight size): 150mm
width (sight size): 110mm

Inscription

Inscribed in ink 'Dr. Keate'
Inscribed in ink on reverse 'Silhouette of Dr. Keate From the collection of Archbishop Benson - the name is in his handwriting. Eton, Sep 1902 [unknown signature] Given to Eton by Lord Kenyon Aug. 1946'
Letter attached to reverse, inscribed in ink
'July 21st 1946
Dear Provost, I came across the enclosed silhouette of Dr Keate a little while ago and am sending it for you to see in case you may care to hang it in the Gallery. I bought it about 10 yrs ago at a small shop in Cambridge. They had it from the Lodge at Magdaline after A.C. Benson's death.
I do not quite understand why the Archbishop should have been in possession of a portrait of Dr. Keate - as he was not himsself an Etonian.
I hope you may care to have it for the College: but if not of sufficient interest please send it back without hesitation.
Yours sincerely
Kenyon (ACH 1930-35)'

Physical description

Black wooden frame, glazed
Letter attached to reverse of frame

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)

Date

19th-20th century
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