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Matadero, Segovia: PD.10-1967

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Current Location: In storage


Matadero, Segovia
Translated as: Slaughter House, Segovia
Rough sketch


Painter: Nicholson, William




History note: With Leicester Galleries, London, 1936 (27), bt. Harcourt Johnstone; his sale, Sotheby's, 12 June 1940 (164), bt. E.V. Harris

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In memory of his wife Edith.

Measurements and weight

Height: 37.7 cm
Width: 45.7 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Segovia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by Harris, Emanuel Vincent


Production date: AD 1935

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N (and) Nicholson (incised into the paint)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: (7) el Matadero (not in the hand of Nicholson)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Sir William Nicholson. 164 'Matadio' / Signed. 15 x 18 in. (endorsed in ink) bought Sotheby June 1940
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed with MS ink addition
  • Type: Supporting information
  • Text: Leicester Galleries, Nicholson Exhibition, June 1936, No. 27, "Matadero". Bought by Harcourt Johnstone.
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: National Gallery Exhibitions, 1941, "Matedero - Segovia", lent E. Vincent Harris
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 8
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1967
Primary reference Number: 3746
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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