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Violin and bust: PD.6-1968

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Object information

Titles

Violin and bust

Maker(s)

Gertler, Mark (Painter)

Notes

History note: London, Leicester Galleries, 1934, exh. 'Paintings and pastels by Mark Gertler' (85), bt. Thomas Balston

Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 36.8 cm
Width: 46.3 cm

Relative size of this object

46.3 cm36.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1968) by Balston, Thomas

Dating

Production date: not after AD 1934 : The Leicester Galleries state that most of the paintings in their exhibition of 1934 'would have come straight from' the artist. It thus seems probable that this year, or slightly berore it, is the likely date for painting (Goodison & Sutton, 1977).

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of millboard

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on millboard

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Leicester Galleries, London
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: exhibition label

  • Text: Leicester Galleries, London, "Works by Mark Gertler", 1934, no. 85, "Violin with bust", bt. by T. Balston
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: The Greek Bust. / Price 35 Guineas. / Mark Gertler / 1 Well Mount Studios / Well Road / NW 3 / ?......? (last word illegible)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.6-1968
Primary reference Number: 3269
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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