Skip to main content

Potiphar's wife showing Joseph's cloak to her husband: C.36-1985

Object information


Potiphar's wife showing Joseph's cloak to her husband


After Swart van Groningen, Jan (Production)
Wilfred Drake & Roy Grosvenor Thomas (Production)


Silver-stained and painted glass. Potiphar's wife showing Joseph's cloak to her husband. Border of four masks, strawberry flowers and leaves.


History note: F.E. Sydney; Sotheby's, 30th May, 1958, part of lot 29; Mr William Cole, no. 135 in his collection

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 38.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985-10-21) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


16th century
20th century
Circa 1525 - 1550 Circa 1920 - 1930


The roundel is attributed to Jan Swart van Groningen (active 1522-53), the border was added by Wilfred Drake and Roy Grosvenor Thomas in the 20th century.

School or Style

Flemish Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint Stain composed of silver

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Staining : Silver-stained and painted glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.36-1985
Primary reference Number: 28213
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Potiphar's wife showing Joseph's cloak to her husband" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-05-21 09:54:00

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Potiphar's wife showing Joseph's cloak to her husband|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-05-21 09:54:00|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Mrs. Susannah Hope

Accession Number: PD.25-1952

How to Treat A Husband

Accession Number: P.14417-R-12

Wooden dyad

Accession Number: E.12.1969

Valentine card

Accession Number: P.14345-R-71

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...