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Surf: 2415

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Object information

Titles

Surf

Maker(s)

Steer, Philip Wilson (Painter)

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.9 cm
Width: 74.0 cm

Relative size of this object

74 cm15.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1939) by Hindley Smith, Frank

Dating

? 1885 - 1886

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.W. Steer
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No 2. Surf, E.W. Steer, 6 Trafalgar Studios, King's Road Chelsea (this is in Steer's handwriting, the address was his before 1888 - he took this studio in 1885)
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Ink

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2415
Primary reference Number: 3944
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Surf" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3944 Accessed: 2022-07-01 02:27:13

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