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Hydrangeas: PD.185-1975

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Current Location: In storage




Painter: Steer, Philip Wilson




History note: Sir Cyril Kendall Butler, K.B.E.; with Lockett Thomson, Barbizon House, London; G. John Scaramanga; bequeathed by G. John Scaramanga to his widow, 1972

Measurements and weight

Height: 85.4 cm
Width: 112 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1975) by Scaramanga, G. John, Mrs


Production date: AD 1901


The model for this painting was probably Miss Ethel Warwick, as may be deduced from a portrait of her in the National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town, also of 1901, in which she is apparently wearing the same lace-edged jacket. Related drawings are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Steer sketch-books, nos. E279-1942 and E289-1942.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P. Wilson Steer
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1901
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: National Gallery, Millbank. Exhibition of 4 works by P. Wilson Steer, 1929 (with title as) Hydrangeas (and lender) Sir Cyril Butler, K.B.E.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: stock label

  • Text: (?)Agnew's, WO / 16225/5
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.185-1975
Primary reference Number: 3956
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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