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Creator:
attributed to Edmund Ashfield, active 1669–1690?, British
Title:

Portrait of an Unknown Man

Date:
undated
Medium:
Black chalk on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/2 × 9 1/2 inches (34.3 × 24.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "2998 | 3 198"; upper right: "Edmund Ashfield: Unknown Man"; center: "Vol. 8 661"; lower right: "B 51 | This is the Grandson of the Earl of | Hertford who was incalled Duke of | Somerset [...] Restoration | See Granger Vol. 3 page 198 | Died 1671. | Put it in my Illustraed | English History | 1688 William "; extensive illegible inscription, lower center, ending in: "William Seymour"; lower left: "28 | The drawing is by P Lely | own hand"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Edward B. Greene, B.A. 1900
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.12.757
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10124
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