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Bust of a small boy in a red coat: PD.12-1978

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Current Location: In storage


Bust of a small boy in a red coat


Painter: Forain, Jean Louis




History note: Arthur Kay; Christie's 4 April 1943, lot 23; with Agnew; A.S.F. Gow

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Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 45.5 cm
Width: 40.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978) by Gow, A. S. F.


The sitter for this lively, unfinished sketch has not been identified.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

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: forain
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Paint
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The name brushed on the back of the canvas seems to be in Forain's hand
  • Location: Stretcher

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.12-1978
Primary reference Number: 2661
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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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