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

Object information

Current Location: In storage


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


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




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.

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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
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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