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Portrait of René Descartes: 32.K.15-11

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of René Descartes


Printmaker: Ficquet, Etienne
Draughtsman: Edelinck, Gérard (After)
Painter: Hals, Frans (After)



Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1767


State with the artists' names. Advertised in the 'Avant-Coureur' 1767

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 32.K.15-11
Primary reference Number: 203444
BN Inventaire (17thC): 160 V/V
Faucheux: 39 V/V
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Created: Friday 3 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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