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La femme de Smetse se tenait en sa cuisine...: P.1313-1991

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Current Location: In storage


La femme de Smetse se tenait en sa cuisine...
Smetse Smee


Printmaker: Rops, Félicien Joseph Victor



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1858 : Published 1858


Illustration to Smetse Smee, in Légendes Flamandes, by Charles Decoster, Paris & Bruxelles, Michel Lévy & Méline, 1858.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of chine collé
Plate Height 171 mm Width 110 mm
Sheet Height 188 mm Width 110 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Félicien Rops
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: La femme de Smetse se tenait en sa cuisine, besognant bonne mixture pour se guérir / d'un méchant catarrhe qui la gênait depuis que son homme était trépassé.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1313-1991
Primary reference Number: 26164
Béraldi: p.252
Le Blanc: 3
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 March 2023

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

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