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Young woman tuning a lute: PD.41-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Young woman tuning a lute


Painter: Brugghen, Hendrick ter




History note: W. Jo. Ring, Hove; Christie's, 2 April 1954, lot 140 (as G. Terborg); the Arcade Gallery; Benedict Nicholson; Vanessa Nicholson

Legal notes

Bought from the Gow Fund with contributions from the Art Fund, the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Matthiesen Foundation and the Orbis Pictus Trust.

Measurements and weight

Height: 71 cm
Width: 91.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2010) by The Gow Fund


17th Century
Circa 1626 CE - 1627 CE

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.41-2010
Primary reference Number: 178371
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 May 2023 Last processed: Friday 12 May 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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