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Sleeping lioness: 3939

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Current Location: In storage


Sleeping lioness


Painter: Ward, James



Measurements and weight

Height: 38.1 cm
Width: 59.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

by Unknown


1840 - 1850

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 on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: [?] by James [?] Ward R.A. / Sleeping Lionness
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 640
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3939
Primary reference Number: 4012
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 2 October 2018 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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