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Camels: PD.12-1979

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Painter: Rivers, Larry




History note: With Gimpel Fils; bought by Sir Robert Adeane, May 1962; from whom purchased, through the Mayor Gallery

Legal notes

From the Cunliffe Fund with 50% Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Measurements and weight

Height: 162.5 cm
Width: 129.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1979) by Cunliffe Fund Victoria and Albert Museum grant-in-aid


Production date: circa AD 1962 : one of several versions of Camels painted in the early 1960's

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil with collage on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rivers
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: With the brush
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Part of the painting, variously

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.12-1979
Primary reference Number: 3821
Wikidata: Q50817981
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 9 October 2021 Last processed: Saturday 9 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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