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The Van der Paele Altarpiece: P.1023-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Van der Paele Altarpiece
la Vierge adorée par Saint Georges et Saint Donatien et le Chanoine Van der Paele


Printmaker: Gaujean, Eugène
Painter: Eyck, Jan van (After)
Publisher: Dumont, L.



Place(s) associated

  • Paris

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-07) by Bliss, Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Francis Kennard Bliss, James Howard


Production date: AD 1887


Vellum proof with remarque of head and shoulders of a man in 15th century Flemish dress

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)
Plate Height 212 mm Width 273 mm
Sheet Height 350 mm Width 430 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Gaujean
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: L. Dumont Editeur, 21 Quai des Grands Augstins, Paris
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: initials B.S. inscribed in an oval

  • Text: B.S.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Embossed
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1023-R
Primary reference Number: 2057
Béraldi: 14
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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