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FDA-P.122-2010

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Object number

FDA-P.122-2010

Object type

Identification

Title

Henry VI with arched top frame

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Comments

Identified as one of the portraits from the Sheldon series, together with a portrait of Henry VII.

Description

Content (person)

Content (note)

Half-length, in black velvet robe trimmed with ermine, wearing linked SS Collar of Lancastrian order and black cap. Red brocade background

Dimensions

height (sight size): 850mm
width (sight size): 750mm

Dimension note

Height at highest point, shaped domed panel

Inscription

Painted inscription lower edge of frame 'Dedit E.C.H. 1848'; upper edge of frame 'Fundator'

Physical description

19th-century frame, plain wood with gold decoration and lettering

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)

Date

late 1590s

History and association

Associated object

FDA-P.451-2013 (one of a pair)

Object history note

Provenance: Painted for Weston House in Warwickshire, probably commissioned by Weston's builder, Ralph Sheldon (died 1613); presented to Eton College by Head Master (later Provost) Edward Craven Hawtrey (Head Master 1834-1853) in 1848 (with a portrait of Henry VII)

References

• Ian Tyers, 'The Tree-Ring Analysis of 10 Panel Paintings at Eton College', Dendrochronology Consultancy Ltd, Report 158, June 2009 (p.19)
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