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Head study of a bearded man: PD.13-1980

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Current Location: Gallery 8


Head study of a bearded man


Painter: Rubens, Peter Paul




History note: (?) the artist, his inventory, 1640; ? Duke of Bavaria; Duc d'Albany; Lord Belper (between c. 1817-1821); Kingston Hall Settled Estate, Nottingham; sale, Sotheby's, 18 November 1959, lot 33; Hanson Estate

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From the Gow Fund and the Perceval Fund with contributions from the National Art Collections Fund and the Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant-in-Aid.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1980) by Hanson Trust


Production date: circa AD 1617

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood) ( oak)
Frame Depth 5.2 cm Height 86.6 cm Width 70 cm
Panel Height 68.6 cm Width 53.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.13-1980
Primary reference Number: 1880
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 24 August 2023 Last processed: Thursday 8 February 2024

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

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