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Portrait of René Descartes: 30.K.13-146

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of René Descartes


Printmaker: Edelinck, Gérard
Painter: Hals, Frans (After)



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


17th Century#
Production date: AD 1691


Plate engraved for Adrien Baillet 'La vie de M. Descartes' (Paris, 1691)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 30.K.13-146
Primary reference Number: 195951
BN Inventaire (17thC): 126
Robert-Dumesnil: 181 I/II
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Created: Friday 12 April 2013 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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