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Family group


Willaerts, Abraham (Painter)


Oil paint on a panel, containing six people. In the foreground, a young girl clings to an older woman beside her, possibly an elder sister. Behind them are four framed portraits. Two of these are rectangular canvases, depicting a man and a woman, along with two oval panels depicting a young girl and boy.

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Bequeathed by Daniel Mesman

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1834) by Mesman, Daniel


17th Century
Production date: AD/CE 1660

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood) Panel: Height 18.7 cm Width 17.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Willae
  • Location: Lower right
  • Signature
  • Text: 1660
  • Location: Lower right
  • Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 534
Primary reference Number: 2160
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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