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Still-life of fruit, with the Supper at Emmaus: 2290

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Current Location: In storage


Still-life of fruit, with the Supper at Emmaus


Painter: Vries, Guilliam de




History note: In the possession of the painter at his death; bought in London by J. Constable, R.A., 1823, for Archdeacon John Fisher, father of the Rev. Osmond Fisher

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. Osmond Fisher, 1914, subject to the life interest of his son, the Rev. O.P. Fisher, received 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 163.2 cm
Width: 117.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1914) by Fisher, Osmond, Rev.


This is the first painting by this artist to be identified.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.DE.VRIS.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2290
Primary reference Number: 2145
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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