Skip to main content

The Entombment: PD.8-1959

An image of Painting

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Entombment


Painter: Vouet, Simon




History note: John Thirtle, Norwich; Adrian Merz, Ambleside; with P & D Colnaghi & Co., London, from whom bought

Legal notes

From the Marlay Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 56.5 cm
Width: 41.5 cm

Relative size of this object

41.5 cm56.5 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1959) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd


Circa 1635 - 1638


Possibly a modello for the painting commissioned by Pierre Seguier several versions of which are known, but of which the principal one generally is considered that in Epinal, Musée des Beaux-Arts (no. 32).

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood) ( mahogany)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 12
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Colnaghi's
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Printed label with cutting from the 1959 exh. cat.
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Vouet / 1582
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Red armorial seal
  • Type: Seal
  • Text: John Thirtle, Norwhich
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 1036 Taylor
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Ink

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1959
Primary reference Number: 2997
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 August 2022 Last processed: Friday 26 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Entombment" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-12-02 17:26:30

Citation for Wikipedia

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

{{cite web|url= |title=The Entombment |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-02 17:26:30|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="The Entombment"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">The Entombment</figcaption>

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

The Entombment of Christ

Accession Number: M.7-1926

The Entombment

Accession Number: 22.I.5-133

The Entombment

Accession Number: M.12-1933

The Entombment

Accession Number: M.5-1918

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...