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Portrait of Abraham Bloemaert, aged 82: PD.167-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Abraham Bloemaert, aged 82


Draughtsman: Visscher, Claes Jansz.




History note: Previously stuck into Bloemaert's 'Tekenbock', (PD.166-1963) - perhaps the same provenance: Thomas Dawson, Baron Dartrey (1725-1813); ?Richard Thomas Dawson; William Esdaile (Lugt 2617); Charles Fairfax Murray, sold Sotheby's 2-3 December 1920, lot 156, bought Reader; anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 30 April 1947, lot 22, bought P. & D. Colnaghi; Sir Bruce Ingram

Measurements and weight

Height: 264 mm
Width: 180 mm

Relative size of this object

18 m26.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Sir Bruce


Production date: AD 1648

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite and grey wash on vellum, within a fictive oval, with a line of graphite along the top edge

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Above
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: AETATIS 82 / Ao. 1648
  • Location: Right of centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.167-1963
Primary reference Number: 34753
Lugt: 2617
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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