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Lady Reading by the Light of a Lamp: P.15102-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Lady Reading by the Light of a Lamp


Printmaker: Watson, James
Publisher: Boydell, John
Painter: Schalcken, Godfried (After)




After the painting by Godfried Schalken, known as 'The Penitent Magdalene' (c.1670-1675; Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany, 2336; Beherman, 24. The Watson mezzotint is reproduced as Beherman, 24a). See also P.33-1948 after a different version of the same subject by Schalcken. Half-length, facing left. Female figure looking down at an open book which is lit by a flame burning on a bracket at the far left.


History note: An inscribed number on the old mount, '269' may relate to either the sale lot number or a curatorial count of mezzotints in the collection.

Legal notes

Bought from Wisbey's Sale Rooms, 1885-11-20

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1885-11-20) by Wisbey's Sale Rooms


18th Century#
Production date: AD 1764


Mezzotint. Trimmed within the platemark. Inscribed in graphite on the verso: '3'.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15102-R
Primary reference Number: 240130
Goodwin (Watson): 173
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 67
Beherman: 24a
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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