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A man and woman conversing in an Assyrian palace: P.146-1940

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A man and woman conversing in an Assyrian palace


Printmaker: Alma-Tadema, Lawrence



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940-08) by Yglesias, F. M., Reverend


19th century
Production date: AD 1882


Illustration to the Shahnama or 'Epic of Kings, Stories retold from Firdusi' by Helen Zimmern (London, 1882).

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 143 mm Width 195 mm
Sheet Height 355 mm Width 515 mm

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  • Text: L. Alma Tadema
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Alma Tadema fe.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.146-1940
Primary reference Number: 391
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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