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The meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek: 231

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Titles

The meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek

Maker(s)

Rubens, Peter Paul (Painter)

Notes

History note: Probably coll. Rev. T. Kerrich, his father, who bought no. 231 from Samuel Woodburn in 1825

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.6 cm
Width: 15.6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward

Dating

Circa 1625 CE - 1626 CE

Note

Sketch for the 'Eucharist' series of designs.

School or Style

Flemish

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 231
Primary reference Number: 1848
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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