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Fisherwoman in Brittany: PD.36-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Fisherwoman in Brittany


Draughtsman: Boudin, Eugène Louis




History note: Boudin Sale, 20-21 March 1899 (Lugt 828); L.H. Lefèvre & Son, London

Measurements and weight

Height: 132 mm
Width: 209 mm

Relative size of this object

20.9 m13.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959-05) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Black chalk and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Boudin Sale Stamp (L.828)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: 1846
  • Location: On the backing
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: 6 / Fisherwoman in Brittany
  • Location: On the backing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 14
  • Location: On the backing
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: L.H Lefèvre & Son / Fine Art Gallery / 1A King Street, St James' Square / London S.W.1
  • Location: On the backing
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: E Boudin
  • Location: On the backing
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.36-1959
Primary reference Number: 6109
Lugt: 828
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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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