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A bedroom scene: PD.459-1963

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A bedroom scene
A study for the head of an old bearded man; Studies of a sleeping woman, mother, child; An architectural form


Fabritius, Barent (Draughtsman)


History note: Miss J Brays; with Colnaghi 1938, from whom acquired by Ingram

Measurements and weight

Height: 152 mm
Width: 197 mm

Relative size of this object

19.7 m15.2 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1650 - 1655 1655

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white and touched with red chalk, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: No 292 12a ... 42 Rembran
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 456 / 16
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.459-1963
Primary reference Number: 4640
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 12 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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