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Femme Assise: Tasse de Café: PD.1-1994

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Current Location: In storage


Femme Assise: Tasse de Café
Translated as: The artist's sister with a cup of coffee


Painter: Vuillard, Edouard




History note: With Bernheim, Jeune & Fils, Paris, 1903; with Wildenstein, 1946; D.W. Tooth (by 1949) from whose estate, allocated

Measurements and weight

Height: 35.5 cm
Width: 29.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1994) by H.M. Government


Production date: AD 1893

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of card
Frame Depth 8 cm Height 52.4 cm Width 45.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Distemper on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: EV
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: 93
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Bernheim, Jeune & Fils / 36 Ave de l' Opéra / et 8 Rue Lafitte Paris / 1903 / '; written in brown ink on the label the stock number: 13182 / Vuillard /Figure Assise / SADD
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Anthology / Loan exhibition of French Pictures from Private Collections / June 1949. No. 13 / Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd / D.W. Tooth
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 1659
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 13182
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red ink
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 13182
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: o4
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: No. 1659 / "Femme Assise" / by / E. VUILLARD / Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd'
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 'E. Vuillard / 22 April -17 May 1969 / Loan Exhibition in aid of Dorton House School for Blind Children, Sevenoaks / Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd / 31 Benton St. W.1'
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: [Fab]rique de Cadres et Encadre[ment] / 15 Rue du Delta / Passe Partout / C.H. Hério [t]
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: London, National Gallery / M.273 / Vuillard / Femme Assise, Tasse de Café / c/o Museums & Galleries Commission
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-1994
Primary reference Number: 3001
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 11 October 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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