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The contest of Apollo and Pan: PD.23-1981

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Current Location: Gallery 8


The contest of Apollo and Pan


Painter: Rottenhammer, Hans, the elder




History note: E. Permann, Stockholm, sold Bukowski, Spring 1980, bought David Carritt, Ltd. jointly with Livie of Munich

Legal notes

From the Gow Fund with a contribution (50%) from the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Art Collections Fund (1/8).

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.4 cm
Width: 35 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by David Carritt Ltd, with Livie of Munich


Production date: AD 1599


And Jan Brueghel the elder

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of copper

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on copper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Gio. Rottenhammer/Venetia
  • Location: Lower right of centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1599
  • Location: Lower right of centre
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.23-1981
Primary reference Number: 3037
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 1 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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