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Still-life: PD.123-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Painter: Cals, Adolphe Félix




History note: With Guy Stein, Paris, 1935; with the Hazlitt Gallery (see label, verso); from whom purchased by John Tillotson, by whom bequeathed 1984, received 1985

Legal notes

The John Tillotson Bequest, 1984, received 1985

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.3 cm
Width: 14.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Tillotson, John


Production date: circa AD 1860


Clearly inspired by Bonvin's example, a similar still-life is in the Louvre, signed and dated 1870 (RF.873).

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of card

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cals
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Red paint
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: exhibition label, Guy Stein, no. 15
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.123-1985
Primary reference Number: 2384
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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