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  • Title: Alexander Nowell
  • Date: 1620-26
  • Physical Dimensions: w260 x h337 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: DPG419 may derive from an engraved portrait by Willem or Magdalena van de Passe in H. Holland's 'Herwlogia Anglica' of 1620. Other portraits of him at Oxford show a wide-brimmed black hat and a fishing rod in the background (referring to his reputation as a 'piscator hominum').
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • School: British School
  • Provenance: Alleyn Bequest, 1626.
  • Inscriptions: Inscribed in yellow, top right: 'A. Nowell 16[01?]'
  • Further Information: The unknown sitter wears a golden-brown gown, white stock, with a blackstone hanging round his neck. Probably painted c.1690.
  • Acquisition Method: Alleyn, Edward (Bequest, 1626)

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