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Woman sewing: PD.975-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Woman sewing


Painter: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Imitation of)




History note: Mrs D.E. Sternberg; her sale, Sotheby's, 30 March 1949 (102), bt. Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London; bt. from them by E. Milner-White, 1949

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.2 cm
Width: 12.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Milner-White, Eric

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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: (butterfly signature)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: False signature
  • Text: Messrs. Roland, Browse and Delbanco, "A lady sewing" (MS by donor) From the collection of Mrs. Sternberg (and) To go to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. E.M.-W. 1950
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed, with MS addition
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.975-1963
Primary reference Number: 4025
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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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