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La Liseuse: 1527

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Object information


La Liseuse
Translated as: The reader


Stevens, Alfred Emile Leopold Joseph Victor (Painter)


History note: Dietel, sold Amsterdam, Frederick Muller & Co., 30 November 1926 (21), bt. F. Muller & Co.; anon. sale, Frankfurt, Prestel, 8 November 1929 (140); with Barbizon House, London (D. Croal Thomson), from whom it was bought

Legal notes

From the Spencer George Perceval Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 66.1 cm
Width: 55.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1930) by Thomson, D. Croal

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Stevens (the A and S forming a monogram)
  • Location: Top left
  • Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1527
Primary reference Number: 2044
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 May 2021 Last processed: Saturday 26 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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