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Head of an apostle or philospher: P.86-2022

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Head of an apostle or philospher


Printmaker: Caylus, Philippe de Thubières, comte de
Painter: Rubens, Peter Paul (After)




Note on an impression at the Bibliotheque Nationale describes this print as the first mezzotint attempted by the artist. There is an impression of a later state in one of the Fitzwilliam's Cabinet du Roi volumes, 32.I.15-258

Legal notes

Given by the Executors of the Estate of David Scrase, 2022

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2022) by Executors of the Estate of David Scrase


18th Century
Production date: AD 1734


Unfinished proof impression, before additional lights burnished.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.86-2022
Primary reference Number: 307497
BN Inventaire (18thC): 382
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Audit data

Created: Friday 26 November 2021 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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