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Still-life of fish: 1754

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Current Location: In storage


Still-life of fish


Painter: Fry, Roger Eliot




History note: With the London Artists' Association (date unknown)

Legal notes

Given in accordance with the artist's wishes

Measurements and weight

Height: 46.7 cm
Width: 55.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935) by Fry, Sarah Margery


Production date: AD 1928

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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: Roger Fry
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 28
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 146
  • Location: Front of frame
  • Method of creation: Printed gilt
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: with an oval rubber stamp of the Association with a 14in the centre

  • Text: London Artists' Association, 92 New Bond St., W.1, giving name of artist, title of picture & price £31.10.0
  • Location: Back of frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular label

  • Text: H/156/(F)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1754
Primary reference Number: 3221
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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