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Porcelaines et Masques: PD.244-1989

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Current Location: Gallery 1


Porcelaines et Masques


Painter: Ensor, James




History note: Given by the artist to Augusta Boogaerts, daughter of an Ostend hotel owner and the artist's life-long companion; with the Leicester Gallery 1936; George Montagu, 9th Earl of Sandwich; Trustees of the Victor Montagu 1943 Settlement, exempted from Estate Duty on the death of the 9th Earl, 1962; sale, Sotheby's, 31 March 1982, lot 78, bought in; Caroline Best (née Montagu), from whom bought by private treaty sale through Sotheby's, 1989

Legal notes

Bought with the Bartlett, Cunliffe and American Friends of Cambridge University Funds, 1989.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1989) by Best, Caroline (née Montagu)


Production date: AD 1929

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Canvas Height 59.1 cm Width 73.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ensor
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.244-1989
Primary reference Number: 1362
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 February 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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