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Standing female nude: PD.39-1959

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Standing female nude


Draughtsman: Despiau, Charles



Measurements and weight

Height: 323 mm
Width: 223 mm

Relative size of this object

22.3 m32.3 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


Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C. Despiau
  • Location: Lower right-hand corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Chambaudet et Fils / Encadrements / 47 Rue de Miromesnil / Paris / Anjou 29-64
  • Location: Verso, frame (now in artist's folder)
  • Text: (exhibition label of Messrs. Wildenstein, 147 New Bond Street, London)
  • Location: Verso, frame (now in artist's folder)

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.39-1959
Primary reference Number: 6341
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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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