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Mrs Swinton: PD.2-1955

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Current Location: In storage


Mrs Swinton


Painter: Sickert, Walter Richard




History note: With William Marchant & Co., London; their sale, Christie's, 28 and 31 January 1927 (145), bt. Cremetti; (?) with the Savile Gallery, London; coll. the Hon. Mrs Maurice Glyn; sold by Agnew's for Mrs Glyn to J.W. Freshfield, 1936; on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1938-46

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1955) by Freshfield, James William


1905 CE - 1906 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 6.5 cm Height 90.3 cm Width 77.5 cm
Canvas Height 76.2 cm Width 63.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Messrs. Agnew, no. 8842
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: ?? Galelry, 10 Savile Row, London, W.1., (inscribed) 'Study for Portrait' (lent (presumably)) by 'The Hon. Mrs. Maruice Glyn, 2 Weymouth Street, S.W.1'
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed, completed in MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Sickert Exhibition, Agnew's, 1933, cat. no. 49, 'Mrs. George Sitwell Swinton', (owner) 'The Hon. Mrs Maurice Glyn'
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: ? ? E J
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: Jan 28 - 27
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 81 / WMC / 8842
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk

Inscription present: this word only legible, looks more like a rubber stamp impression than a stencil

  • Text: Douane
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.2-1955
Primary reference Number: 3870
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 June 2023 Last processed: Thursday 29 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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