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Portrait of Paul Verlaine: 2507

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Paul Verlaine


Painter: Kerr-Lawson, James




History note: Caterina Kerr-Lawson, the artist's widow, from whom bought

Legal notes

From the Coppinger Prichard Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 42.6 cm
Width: 32.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1943) by Kerr-Lawson, Caterina


Production date: AD 1894


Kerr-Lawson made a drawing of him from the life, from which this portrait was painted.

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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: J. KERR-LAWSON
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Mrs.. Kerr-Lawson, 69 Glebe Place, London, SW3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Typed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Paul Verlaine by J. Kerr-Lawson
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Beaux Arts Gallery, W.1. "If unsold please return to Beaux Arts Gallery" etc...
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2507
Primary reference Number: 3557
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 19 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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