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'Conversation' (Two female nudes): PD.13-1961

Object information

Current Location: In storage


'Conversation' (Two female nudes)


Draughtsman: Archipenko, Alexander




History note: The artist; Grosvenor Gallery, London, Archipenko exhibition (52)

Legal notes

From the R.H. Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 476 mm
Width: 318 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1961-07) by Grosvenor Galleries


Production date: AD 1918

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, watercolour, bodycolour, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Archipenko
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1918 (by the artist, later than the signature)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: A IV 8
  • Location: On the back of the old frame
  • Method of creation: Label, ink
  • Text: Ausstellung: / St├Ądtische Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
  • Location: On the back of the old frame
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Text: California Palace of the Legion of Honour / San Francisco 21 California Exhibition Archipenko / no. 793.49 Date in 7 18-49 / owner: artist
  • Location: On the back of the old frame
  • Method of creation: Printed and partly typed label

Inscription present: over another one

  • Text: Archipenko / Art School / 1947 Broadway, N.Y. (in ink): Konversation (typescript): U.S.A. /... A. Archipenko (blue chalk): 60 (printed): LO (crossed out)
  • Location: On the back of the old frame
  • Method of creation: Label, stencil, ink, typescript

Inscription present: crossed out

  • Text: 38
  • Location: On the mount
  • Text: Archipenko / Art School / 1947, Broadway, N.Y.
  • Location: Verso of both drawings
  • Method of creation: Stencil, green ink

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.13-1961
Primary reference Number: 6066
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 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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