Item 001/20 - William Camden after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/20


William Camden after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger


  • Early 19th Century (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Archival history

This is a slightly reduced version of the portrait given by Camden to Degory Whear who, in turn, bequeathed it to the History School of the University of Oxford in 1626 when he became Camden Professor of History. It is now in the Bodleian Library.

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Half length, wearing a black coat and skull cap Inscribed l.r.: Marcus Gheeraerts pinxit, and inscribed u.l. with the identity of the sitter and his coat of arms. Extensively inscribed in Latin on a tablet beneath.

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Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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27" x 20.5"

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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