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Study for the head of a young Arab: PD.54-1998

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Study for the head of a young Arab

Maker(s)

Painter: Pils, Isidore Alexandre Augustin

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Legal notes

Given by John Lishawa in memory of his wife Kate Lishawa, 1998

Measurements and weight

Height: 33 cm
Width: 24 cm

Relative size of this object

24 cm33 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998) by Lishawa, John

Dating

Circa 1860 - 1862

Note

This is a study for one of the figures in Pils' painting La reception des chefs arabes par Napoléon III, painted for Napoleon III to commemorate his visit to Algeria with Empress Eugénie.

School or Style

French

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: I PILS
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: Red vente I. Pils stamp attached to the stretcher, verso
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.54-1998
Primary reference Number: 2842
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 22 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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