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Sophie Gail: P.3030-R

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Current Location: In storage


Sophie Gail


Printmaker: Isabey, Jean Baptiste
Printer: Engelmann, Godefroy




Sophie Edmée Gail (née Garre), French composer and singer (1775-1819)


History note: Rousseau (Paris) sold to John Charrington [Lugt 572], January 1935

Measurements and weight

Height: 360 mm
Width: 270 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1935-01) by Charrington, John


Production date: AD 1819

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: par son ami / J Isabey / 1819
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: SOPHIE GAIL / Et la main qui tirait de la Lyre des sons si harmonieux, / s'est glacée! Et la voix qui modulait des accens si / melodieux s'est éteinte! / Extrait de la notice nécrologique / sur Mad. Gail / par A. V. Arnault
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Lith. de G. Engelmann
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: Lugt 572

  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Embossed
  • Type: Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3030-R
Primary reference Number: 81275
BN Inventaire (19thC): 7
Lugt: 572
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 June 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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