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Title:

John Cowper, an Edinburgh beggar

Maker:

Lizars, William Home; painter; attributed to; British artist, 1788-1859

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

previously attributed to David Wilkie [1785-1841]

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 75.9, cm
width, 62.8, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1935; Clark, Kenneth

Provenance:

Mrs Clarkson Stanfield, who gave it to Charles Hargitt; Hargitt sale by his executors, Branch & Leete, Liverpool, 15-18 March 1881 (544); Mazzini Stuart, Liverpool; sold to Messrs Rayner MacConnal, London; anon. sale (=Rayner MacConnal), Christie's, 2 March 1934 (157), bt. Meatyard; bought from Meatyard's by Lord Clark

Inscription(s):

label; verso, stretcher; MS; John Cowper, an old soldier, now a Beggar in Edinburgh 1805 aged 87
supporting information; verso, stretcher; printed; Sir David Wilkie R.A. 544. Portrait of John Cowper. 29 x 24. "An old soldier, now a beggar in Edinburgh. 1808. [sic]. Aged 87". This inscription, evidently written by the artist himself, in on the back of the picture. Presented to Mr Hargitt by Mrs. Clarkson Stansfield.
stencil; verso, stretcher; white chalk; 16 FS 34 (and other marks illegible)
; verso; 196 FV; Christie's

Exhibition(s):

Masterpieces of Scottish Portraiture. 1981-04 - 1981-05
Venue: Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh

International Exhibition (1874). 1874
Venue: London, London?

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 283-284

Accession:

Object Number: 1756
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 4026; input: 2000-04-14; modified: 2011-03-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/4026





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