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Joseph Allen Smith Contemplating Florence Across the Arno: PD.16-1984

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Current Location: In storage


Joseph Allen Smith Contemplating Florence Across the Arno


Painter: Fabre, François Xavier Pascal




History note: Henry Sinclair of Dalkey Lodge, Dalkey, Dublin, his sale (anonymous), Christie's, 1 December 1916 (101); bt. Agnew's for Charles B.O. Clarke (48 guineas); by descent to the late J.P.S. Clarke and Mrs K.A.J.L. Clarke, from whose Exectors acquired for the Museum

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In celebration of their 75th anniversary, with the aid of a special gift from the Directors of Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox and contributions from the National Art Collections Fund, the Cunliffe, Perceval and University Purchase Funds.

Measurements and weight

Height: 70.9 cm
Width: 90.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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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: F.X.Fabri / Florentiae
  • Location: Lower right, on the Corinthian capital
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1797
  • Location: Lower right, on the Corinthian capital
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.16-1984
Primary reference Number: 2656
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 November 2022 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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