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The Oil Lamp: PD.28-1998

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Current Location: Gallery 1


The Oil Lamp


Painter: Bonnard, Pierre




History note: Paul Pétridès, Paris; Arthur Tooth, London, from whom acquired by Mrs Oliver Parker; by descent to T.O. Parker

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 55.3 cm
Width: 51.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1998) by H.M. Government


19th Century
Circa 1898 - 1900


This is one of a group of paintings of interiors executed between 1898 and 1903, in which oil lamps feature as prominent compositional features.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bonnard
  • Location: Upper left
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.28-1998
Primary reference Number: 2325
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 November 2023 Last processed: Saturday 16 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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