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The fish-cart, Berck: PD.13-1968

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Current Location: In storage


The fish-cart, Berck


Painter: Boudin, Eugène Louis




History note: Cathelina Lambert, New York, her sale 14.iv.1899, bought Durand Ruel (New York); Charles Brooker in 1928; John Vroman (U.S.A.), Christie's, London, 23 July 1954 (lot 89A) bt. Gooden & Fox (900 gns); from whom acquired by the donor

Legal notes

S.E. Prestige, (d. 1965), with a life interest to his widow, who died in 1968 when the picture was received

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1968) by Prestige, Sidney Ernest


Production date: AD 1880

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas ( laid down on panel)
Frame Depth 8 cm Height 48.7 cm Width 63.2 cm
Canvas Height 32 cm Width 45 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas laid down on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E. Boudin
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1880
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Berck
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Christie stencil

  • Text: 777 KP
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: 7835
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 8844 / Boudin / Lyeee ((?) Lyell)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 8082 / E. Boudin / Berck, the Fish Cart
  • Location: Frame
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: E. Boudin 7835
  • Location: Frame
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: of Ch. Pottier, packer, Paris, with number in MS, 5327
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.13-1968
Primary reference Number: 2360
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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