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"Le Torrent": PD.76-1959

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Titles

"Le Torrent"
Translated as: The Torrent

Maker(s)

Moreau, Louis Gabriel (Moreau the elder) (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: From the collection of David Weill; Sotheby's, 10 June 1959, lot 109 (illustrated)

Legal notes

Bought from the Biffen Fund with contributions from Messrs. Sotheby and an anonymous Friend of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 372 mm

Relative size of this object

37.2 m24.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1959) by Biffen Fund Messrs. Sotheby Anonymous

School or Style

French

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Gouache

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and gouache on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L M
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 109 (lot number)
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: B 9-10
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: p/570/71
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: made in France
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: Douane / Paris / Exposition
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Text: Moreau l'Ainé / "Torrent dans / la foret
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White label with red border, MS ink
  • Text: No. / 41
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: White label with red border, MS ink
  • Text: Chenue / Embailleur / 5 Rue de la Terrasse Paris (with rubber stamped number:) 94
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: 33/47
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Plastic label
  • Text: D.W. / 33 / 47 (David Weill) (probably by Messrs. Sotheby)
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: E. Bourdier, 67 Boulevard de Courcelles ... / Paris
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Moreau
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.76-1959
Primary reference Number: 6680
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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