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Kontosh: PD.151-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Painter: Vasarely, Victor de




A magnificent example of Vasarely's most colourful experiments with optical illusion.


History note: The Waddington Galleries, London; Dr Alastair Hunter, bequeathed by him to his sister, Miss Diana Hunter in 1983; on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1974-

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1984.

Measurements and weight

Height: 84 cm
Width: 80 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Hunter, Diana A. M., Miss


Production date: AD 1964

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on ?

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: KONTOSH / 84 x 80
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 1964
  • Location: Verso, below the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Vasarely
  • Location: Verso, below the above
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.151-1985
Primary reference Number: 3042
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 7 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 7 July 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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