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Kontosh: PD.151-1985

Object information




Vasarely, Victor de (Painter)


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

Relative size of this object

80 cm84 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD/CE 1964

School or Style

French Hungarian

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
  • Title
  • Text: 1964
  • Location: Verso, below the above
  • Date
  • Text: Vasarely
  • Location: Verso, below the above
  • Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.151-1985
Primary reference Number: 3042
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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