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Joseph before Pharaoh: 1178 (c)

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Joseph before Pharaoh


Unknown (Painter)


Originally a single, continuous panel for a cassone, with a leaf-pattern border of gilt raised work all round, and similar work of a different design separating the scenes one from another.


History note: Anon. sale, Christie's, 22 March 1918 (82), bt. in.

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.6 cm
Width: 34.6 cm

Relative size of this object

34.6 cm28.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1926) by Executors of Robert Ross


Formerly attributed to Central Italian School

School or Style

Italian Sienese 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1178 (c)
Primary reference Number: 3743
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 25 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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