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Portrait of Madame van Leer: 2388

Object information


Portrait of Madame van Leer


Derain, André (Painter)

Measurements and weight

Height: 50.1 cm
Width: 35.9 cm

Relative size of this object

35.9 cm50.1 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1939) by Hindley Smith, Frank


Production date: circa AD/CE 1929 : Characteristic of Derain's work of this period.

School or Style


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: a derain
  • Location: Lower right
  • Signature
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Rubber stamp of Paris Customs
  • Stamp
  • Text: illegible (there are two inscriptions)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 56 x 36
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2388
Primary reference Number: 2641
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-19 17:57:05

Citation for Wikipedia

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{{cite web|url=|title=Painting|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-19 17:57:05|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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