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Painting under glass: M.58-1904

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Painting under glass. St. Jerome kneeling in a cave before an altar and behind him lies the lion. In the distance, seen through an opening in the cave, is a landscape. The panel is executed in colours as well as gold.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by F. McClean

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.0 in
Width: 4.0 in

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Painting : Painting under glass

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.58-1904
Primary reference Number: 28232
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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