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The woman of Ower: 851

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The woman of Ower


Painter: John, Augustus Edwin




History note: With Dowdeswell & Dowdeswells Ltd, London; their sale, Christie's, 7-9 February 1917 (459), bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1914

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Frame Depth 5.5 cm Height 68.4 cm Width 52.7 cm
Panel (wood) Height 45.7 cm Width 30.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel (wood)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1914
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 478 CM
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: 359 Feb 7/17
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 851
Primary reference Number: 3454
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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