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The mocking of Ceres: 24.I.4-14

Object information


The mocking of Ceres


Hollar, Wenceslaus (Printmaker)
After Goudt, Hendrik (Printmaker)
After Elsheimer, Adam (Painter)


History note: From the collection of George Hibbert (1757-1837) [Lugt 2849]

Measurements and weight

Height: 300 mm
Width: 232 mm

Relative size of this object

23.2 m30 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: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


17th Century
Production date: AD/CE 1646


A copy in reverse of Goudt's engraving after Elsheimer

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: 24.I.4-14
Primary reference Number: 129702
Hollstein (German): p.151
Lugt: 2849
Pennington: 273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 April 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 16 March 2021

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 (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-10-21 14:43:16

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-10-21 14:43:16|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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