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Self-portrait, with the Colosseum, Rome: 103

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Current Location: Gallery 8


Self-portrait, with the Colosseum, Rome


Painter: Heemskerck, Maerten van




History note: Anton Perrenot de Granvella (d. 1586); inherited by his nephew Don Francesco Perrenot de Granvella, Besançon (inventory of 1607); (?) Rev. T. Kerrich (d. 1828), father of the donor

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Method of acquisition: Given (1846) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Production date: AD 1553

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Oil paint

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Support composed of panel (wood)
Frame Depth 6 cm Height 56.5 cm Width 68.5 cm
Panel Height 42.2 cm Width 54 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

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  • Text: Martyn Van hemsker / Ao AEtatis sua. LV
  • Location: On label at bottom centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1553
  • Location: On label at bottom centre
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 103
Primary reference Number: 1521
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 August 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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