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Le Limier: PD.20-1988

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Current Location: In storage


Le Limier
Translated as: Huntsman with a Tufter on a Leash


Painter: Oudry, Jean-Baptiste




History note: Beauvais manufactory of tapestries by whom sold in 1761; London art market 1967, bought by Dr. J.E. Hodgkin

Legal notes

From the Abbott, Cunliffe, Gow, Leverton Harris, Marlay, Perceval, University Purchase and Zoë Hadwen Funds with contributions from the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum on behalf of the Museums and Galleries Commission, the Pilgrim Trust, the American Friends of Cambridge University and Miss Helen Smailes.

Measurements and weight

Height: 99.5 cm
Width: 79 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Beauvais ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1988) by Hodgkin, J. E.


Modèles en petit for a tapestry

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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

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1988
Primary reference Number: 2824
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 August 2022 Last processed: Friday 26 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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