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Ishmael weeping: for a 'Dismissal of Hagar': 2972

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ishmael weeping: for a 'Dismissal of Hagar'


Draughtsman: Backer, Jacob Adriaensz.



Measurements and weight

Height: 197 mm
Width: 191 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


1645 - 1650

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( faded blue and grey)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk heightened with white on faded blue and grey paper

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2972
Primary reference Number: 4194
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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