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Sketches of a kitten

Desportes, Alexandre François (painter)


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Title/s

Sketches of a kitten

Maker/s

Desportes, Alexandre François (painter) [ULAN info: French artist, 1661-1743]

Category

painting
drawing

Name

painting

School/Style

French

Production Notes

formerly ascribed to Jean-Bapiste Oudrey

Technique Description

pale and dark grey, touched with pink and brown, oils on buff paper

Dimensions

height: 27.0 cm
width: 51.1 cm

Provenance

given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1951-01 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

bought from the Matthiesen Gallery at the time of the exhibition French Master Drawings of the 18th Century, 1954-55 (436)

Inscriptions/Marks


  1. Position: upper right
    Content: 30 30 (followed by) No: 62 (in a different script)
    Description: partly cut off

Documentation

  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 68]
  2. (1950) French Master Drawings of the 18th Century, London?
    [comments: no. 56, pl. VIII]
  3. (1952) Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Forty-third Annual Report, for the Year 1951, Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: reproduced]

Accession Number

PD.1-1951 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 2643; Input Date: 2000-03-02 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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