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Le Printemps: PD.2-1953

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Le Printemps
Translated as: Springtime


Monet, Claude (Painter)


History note: Gabriel Faurè; with Messrs. Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1893; Paul Durand-Ruel; his grand-daughter, the Comtesse de Brecey; with Alex Reid and Lefèvre Ltd., London, 1950 from whom bought, 1952

Legal notes

With a contribution from the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 64.8 cm
Width: 80.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1953) by Alex Reid and Lefèvre


Production date: AD/CE 1886

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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: Claude Monet
  • Location: Lower left
  • Signature
  • Text: 86
  • Location: Lower left
  • Date
  • Text: Messrs. Reid and Lefevre
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Label
  • Text: 2596 - Cl. Monet / Le Printemps (written in a French hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: 2586
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label
  • Text: 989
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Number
  • Text: 78 / 52
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.2-1953
Primary reference Number: 2810
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-06 12:05:54

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