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Eliezer and Rebecca: PD.38-1984

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Eliezer and Rebecca


Poussin, Nicolas (Painter)


History note: ? Painted for Cassiano dal Pozzo (Blunt) but if Mahon's very late date is correct then it must have been painted for his younger brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo, who was a close friend of Poussin; Private collection, Ireland; ? Calonne, sold Skinner and Dyke, London, 28 March 1795, lot 15; ? E. Perfect (anonymous) sale, Christie's, London, 8 July 1929, lot 73, bt. Duits, London from whom acquired 1933 by Anthony Blunt (when he was told that it came from the Galton Collection, Hadzor Hall, Cheshire - but he thought it more probable that the painting was that which Duits bought at Christie's in 1929

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From the Gow Fund and the University Purchase Fund with contributions from the National Art Collections Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, The Esmée Fairbank Trust, The American Friends of Cambridge University, The Goldsmiths' Company, The Grocers' Company, Ciba-Geigy Plastics and with a number of private donations, encouraged by the Fitzwilliam Museum Trust.

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Method of acquisition: Bought (1984) by Estate of Anthony Blunt


1660 CE - 1665 1665 CE

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame: Depth 8 cm Height 118.1 cm Width 155.3 cm
Canvas: Height 96.5 cm Width 138 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.38-1984
Primary reference Number: 2874
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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