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FDA-P.167-2010

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Object number

FDA-P.167-2010

Object type

Identification

Title

Henry VI

Description

Three-quarter-length, reversed from usual portrait type, in embroidered tunic, ermine trimmed velvet coat and black cap, and wearing linked SS collar of the Lancastrian order.

Comments

'[A] gift from some former students at the college consists of an ancient portrait of Henry VI, the founder of Eton College, which has been hung upon the panelled wainscot on the north side of the hall, a short distance from the west end of the building.'
[St James's Gazette, Friday 10 December 1897, p.17]

Description

Content (person)

Content (note)


Dimensions

height (sight size): 1470mm
width (sight size): 750mm

Inscription

Identification labels on frame

Physical description

19th-century carved gilt frame

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)

Date

Post 1651

History and association

Object history note

Provenance: Presented to Eton College by former Collegers in 1897

References

• Ian Tyers, 'The Tree-Ring Analysis of 10 Panel Paintings at Eton College', Dendrochronology Consultancy Ltd, Report 158, June 2009 (p. 38)
• Cole, B. ed., Eton Collections Review 2, December 2007 (H.Ryan, 'Portraits of the Founder at Eton and King's', p. 44, fig. 7 p. 41)
• Cust, L., Eton College Portraits, 1910 (p. 70)
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