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Joseph and Potiphar's wife: PD.53-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Joseph and Potiphar's wife


Painter: Reni, Guido




History note: Cardinal Giovanni Carlo, Prince of Florence; (?) Senatore Cospi; Costaguti Collection, Rome; bt. Gavin Hamilton, for Lord Leicester, in 1759; by descent to Viscount Coke

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government from Holkham Hall and allocated throught the Museums and Galleries Commission to the Fitzwilliam Museum to be kept in situ at Holkham Hall

Measurements and weight

Height: 220 cm
Width: 188 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1993) by H.M. Government


1625 - 1626

School or Style

Bolognese School

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.53-1993
Primary reference Number: 1027
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 18 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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