Item 001/01 - John Locke by a member of the English School

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/01


John Locke by a member of the English School


  • [18th Century] (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Archival history

Mathew Maty, M.D. bequeathed the painting to the British Museum. Loaned to the school by the National Portrait Gallery, 1981. Returned to National Portrait Gallery, 3rd June 2009. Loaned once again to the school on 27th August 2014. A copy of Kneller's portrait which was entered the Hermitage in 1779; acquired from the R. Walpole collection, Houghton Hall, England.

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Scope and content

Half length, wearing brown robes. Oil on canvas, in a painted oval English School after Sir Godfrey Kneller, unfinished

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

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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      Physical characteristics and technical requirements

      29.5" x 24.5"; A painting loan condition report was recieved with the painting when re-loaned in 2014.

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      Westminster School Archive

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      • English


      • Latin


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