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Olives in Corfu: 1067

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Olives in Corfu


Sargent, John Singer (Painter)


History note: Bt. from the artist, 1922

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1922) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD/CE 1909 : The date of 1912 placed by Sargent upon this picture must be regarded as an error; in 1912 he was in Spain, and the picture, with its typical choice of an olive-grove as a subject, dates from his visit to Corfu in 1909 (Goodison, 1977, p. 215).

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame: Depth 7 cm Height 71 cm Width 87.5 cm
Canvas: Height 56.5 cm Width 71.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John S. Sargent
  • Location: Lower left
  • Signature
  • Text: Corfu 1912
  • Location: Lower right
  • Date
  • Text: R.A., 1926
  • Location: Verso
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1067
Primary reference Number: 3849
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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