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The little faun: 2547

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Current Location: In storage


The little faun


Painter: Sims, Charles




History note: With Institute of Oil Painters, 1906; bt. L.F. Floersheim; anon. sale, Christie's, 31 July 1931 (48), bt. Goetze

Measurements and weight

Height: 51.1 cm
Width: 61.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Goetze, Constance, Mrs


1905 - 1906


Study for the larger version (101.6 x 127.0cm) in the Cornwall County Museum and Art Gallery, Truro ( Pass Collection no. 223), painted in 1907

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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: Sims
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Charles W. West, Artists' Colourman, 117 Finchley Rd., N.W.
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Institute Piccadilly 1906
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 800
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Type: Label
  • Text: The little faun. Institute oil Painter 1905 - Bought by Mr. Florsheim, 12 Cadogan Square
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 6qs FJ (white chalk) 48 (and) July 31-31
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2547
Primary reference Number: 3882
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 August 2020 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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