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Stage setting for Oscar Wilde's 'Salomé': 1646

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Stage setting for Oscar Wilde's 'Salomé'


Draughtsman: Ricketts, Charles de Sousy



Measurements and weight

Height: 210 mm
Width: 396 mm

Relative size of this object

39.6 m21 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-06) by National Art Collections Fund


Production date: AD 1906-06-10 : N.A.C.F. label for the stage production

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Medum composed of black chalk

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Watercolour and bodycolour with black chalk over graphite on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Executioner
  • Location: Top right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Salome the Schochiku (?) Co. Tokio
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: N.A.C.F. label for production

  • Text: King's Hall, June 10, 1906
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1646
Primary reference Number: 13260
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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