Skip to main content

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

An image of Painting

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Joseph and Potiphar's wife

Maker(s)

Painter: Reni, Guido

Entities

Categories

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

1.9 m2.2 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1625 - 1626

School or Style

Italian
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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.53-1993
Primary reference Number: 1027
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 18 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 18 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Joseph and Potiphar's wife" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/1027 Accessed: 2022-11-29 01:34:14

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/1027 |title=Joseph and Potiphar's wife |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-11-29 01:34:14|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-1027

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/pdp/pdp3/PD_53_1993.jpg"
        alt="Joseph and Potiphar's wife"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Joseph and Potiphar's wife</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Accession Number: 1876.12.16-10

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Accession Number: 1178 (b)

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...