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Femme lisant: PD.11-1967

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Current Location: In storage


Femme lisant
Translated as: Woman Reading in the Reeds, St Jacut-de-la-mer


Draughtsman: Vuillard, Edouard




History note: Bernheim-Jeune, purchased direct from the artist, Oct. 1909 (letter in file); Lord Henry Bentinck, sold by his Trustees, Christie's, 6 December 1939, lot 62, bt. Lady Henry Bentinck (£107 2s), sold by order of her executors, Christie's, 19 April 1940, lot 111, bt. E.V. Harris (£189)

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Given inmemory of his wife, Edith, 1967

Measurements and weight

Height: 445 mm
Width: 646 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by Harris, Emanuel Vincent


Production date: AD 1909

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down on a stretcher)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Distemper on paper (laid down on a stretcher)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E. Vuillard
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1967
Primary reference Number: 6819
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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