A Unknown Man (called Henry Purcell)

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 1449087

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1800 - 1899
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 787 x 686 mm (31 x 27 in)
Place of origin
Collection Fenton House, London (Accredited Museum)
On show at Fenton House, London, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Unknown Man (called Henry Purcell), British School, 19th century.Oval. Portrait of a man, shoulder-length fair curled hair, three-quarter face looking to viewer's left, in an oval, with blue drapery over shoulders. "Henry Purcell" written half-way up the canvas to the left in red, on the dark ground.


Major George Henry Benton Fletcher (1866-1944) , Old Devonshire House, Bloomsbury, London (given by him to National Trust in 1937; house perished in an air raid);

Credit line

Fenton House, The Benton Fletcher Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

Related items

Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10115)
Oil paint (8601)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Fenton House, London (Accredited Museum) (1870)
Periods 19th century (173945)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Subjects Henry Purcell (1659-1695) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

Record Status


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