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Two studies of a mother and child: "Maternite": PD.74-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Two studies of a mother and child: "Maternite"


Draughtsman: Helleu, Paul-César




History note: Lewis Huth Walters, Sale Christie's, 13 March 1942, lot 87, bt. Agnew for L.C.G. Clarke

Measurements and weight

Height: 480 mm
Width: 367 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( white)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black, red and white chalk on white paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Helleu
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: L. Huth Walters; No 71
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (of the Leicester Galleries, London, inscribed in ink by Dr Clarke:) Bought Agnew / for L.C.G.C. / Christie's lot 87 March 13 / 1942
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: (Christie's) 1 62 H B
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.74-1961
Primary reference Number: 6456
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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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