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Shrimps on a plate: R.D.54

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Shrimps on a plate


Painter: Flexor, Samson



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 119 cm
Width: 147 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of board

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil or acrylic on board

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S. FLEXOR
  • Location: Upper left
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: R.D.54
Primary reference Number: 81812
Temporary Reitlinger Number: R.D.54
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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