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

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Study for the head of a young Arab


Painter: Pils, Isidore Alexandre Augustin



Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 33 cm
Width: 24 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1860 - 1862


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.

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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: 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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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 22 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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