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White cup and saucer: 1016

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Current Location: Gallery 3


White cup and saucer


Painter: Fantin-Latour, Henri




History note: Mrs. Edwin Edwards; bequeathed to the donor by Mrs. Edwards, 1907

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.4 cm
Width: 28.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1864

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Fantin
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 6 (presumably the first number of a date, the second of which has been cut off, but was probably a 4)
  • Location: Upper right
  • Text: White cup and saucer / Fantin-Latour / Herbert Thompson / 9 Kensington Park Gardens
  • Location: Verso, on the outer covering paper
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Text: Still life / white cup & saucer / Property of / Mrs. Edwin Edwards / 26 Golden Square (in the same handwriting as the above MS label, presumably that of Mrs. Edwin Edwards)
  • Location: Verso, on the inner covering paper
  • Method of creation: MS label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1016
Primary reference Number: 2658
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 March 2023 Last processed: Monday 6 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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