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Head of a young girl: 1519

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a young girl


Painter: Fantin-Latour, Henri




History note: Messrs. Murietta sale, Christie's, 27 January-4 February 1893 (724); coll. Mrs. Edwin Edwards; bought from her by Sir Herbert Thompson about 1894

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929) by Thompson, Henry Francis Herbert, Sir, Bart


Production date: AD 1870 : although dated 1870, it is said to have been painted 1869 (Madame Fantin-Latour, 1911)

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Canvas Height 31.7 cm Width 21.6 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Fantin
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 70
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Head of Girl by H. Fantin- Latour bought of the artist by Mrs Edwin Edwards, from whom it passed to Herbert Thompson about 1900
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 662g
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1519
Primary reference Number: 2660
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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