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The Entombment: PD.8-1959

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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

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1959
Primary reference Number: 2997
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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