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The well in rue Montlaville, Orrouy, viewed from the east: PD.120-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The well in rue Montlaville, Orrouy, viewed from the east


Painter: Cals, Adolphe Félix




History note: Comte Armand Doria; by descent to Comte Arnauld Doria; with the Hazlitt Gallery from whom bought by John Tillotson, 1969, by whom bequeathed, 1984, received 1985

Legal notes

The John Tillotson Bequest, 1984, received 1985

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Width: 18.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Tillotson, John


Production date: AD 1866


Forms a pair with PD.121-1985.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas ( laid down on panel)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas laid down on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cals
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: juil(t) 1866 (the letter 't' appears as superscript)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Ourrouy (Oise) puits de la / Rue Montlaville / en face tourneur (La Maison) / Vu en regardant l'Est
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: COLLECTION DU / COMTE A. DORIA / 238 6.
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.120-1985
Primary reference Number: 2377
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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