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Study of a seated female nude: PD.41-1959

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study of a seated female nude


Draughtsman: Forain, Jean Louis




History note: Bt. by Messrs. Tooth from the descendents of the artist in 1935 and sold to Mr Knowles, probably in the same year (see correspondence in box-file)

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
Sight Size Height 273 mm Width 387 mm
Sheet Size Height 287 mm Width 457 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: forain
  • Location: Lower right-hand corner
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 74
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 5500- (francs)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. Dealers in Works of Art / 155 New Bond Street London / Established 1842
  • Location: Verso, old frame
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Nue (sanguine)
  • Location: Inside the frame
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.41-1959
Primary reference Number: 6371
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 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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