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The Magdalen, Mary and St John at the foot of the cross: 2950

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Current Location: In storage


The Magdalen, Mary and St John at the foot of the cross


Draughtsman: Crayer, Gaspar de (Attributed to)




History note: Palmerston, Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 267 mm
Width: 189 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.


Formerly catalogued as 'follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck'; Vlieghe rejected the attribution to de Crayer and thought the composition reflected the work of Lucas Franchoys the younger [1616-1681]; both Benesch and Keith Andrews suggested an attribution to Jan Boeckhorst [1605-1668]

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Materials used in production

Black wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite and black chalk, black wash, heightened with white on buff paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2950
Primary reference Number: 4462
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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