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George Bernard Shaw: 1071

Object information

Current Location: In storage


George Bernard Shaw


John, Augustus Edwin (Painter)


History note: Painted for the sitter

Measurements and weight

Height: 76.5 cm
Width: 46.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by Shaw, George Bernard


Production date: AD 1915

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People, subjects and objects depicted

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: John
  • Location: Upper right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Bicentenary exhibition 1968-1969 (?R.A.), lent Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1071
Primary reference Number: 3457
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 May 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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