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Mother and child in a kitchen: PD.25-1958

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mother and child in a kitchen


Draughtsman: Schenau, Johann Eleazar



Measurements and weight

Height: 97 mm
Width: 80 mm

Relative size of this object

8 m9.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958-01-16) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Strongly influenced by the contemporary French genre-scenes, those by Chardin in particular; formerly assigned to J.E. Zeissig

School or Style

German School

Materials used in production

Dark grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink, with dark grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Eleazar Schenau
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Text: XVIIIième S. Ecole Française / Eleazare Schenau
  • Location: Verso of mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.25-1958
Primary reference Number: 5979
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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