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The Decollation of St. John the Baptist: PD.28-1988

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Current Location: In storage


The Decollation of St. John the Baptist


Painter: Unknown




Clearly part of a multiple retable.


History note: Count Hilezek, Burg Kreuzenstein; with Abrin Silberman (New York) from whom bought by the donor in 1960

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Through the American Friends of Cambridge University

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988) by Straight, Michael


Production date: circa AD 1520 : Date is based upon stylistic grounds.


The old attribution to the circle of Konrad Witz is untenable.

School or Style

Tyrolean School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.28-1988
Primary reference Number: 3041
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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