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Charles Butler (1671–1758), 1st Earl of Arran

Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

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Examination Schools, University of Oxford



Charles Butler (1671–1758), 1st Earl of Arran




oil on canvas


H 231 x W 142 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from the artist, c.1727 (?)

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Inscription description

on scroll: 'Instrumentum Electionis Illus./ Dom: Car: Butler Com: Arran in/ Cancellarium Universitatis Oxon:/ Xo die Sept. A.D. MDCCXV./ Bernard: Gardiner LL.D. Almae Univers/itatis Vice Cancellarius &c caeteriq./ Doctores Magistri Regentes &c. [Illustrissimo] Domino Carolo Butler Com: Arran &c. Salutem ...; at lower left below shield of arms: 'I. Thornhill Eqs Ft. 1727'; in black on bottom edge of pages of topmost book: 'Stat: Universit: Oxon:'; and in gold on spine of lower book: 'Histor./ Ant


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Examination Schools, University of Oxford

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