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Medea: AD.12.40-28

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Marriage of Jason and Creusa


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1648



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 240 mm Width 178 mm
Sheet Height 247 mm Width 185 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt. f.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1648.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: Two lines of text in two columns

  • Text: Creus' en Iason hier elckandren Trouw beloven: / Medea Iasons vrouw, onwaerdighlijck verschoven, / Werdt opgehitst van spijt, de wraecksucht voert haar aen. / Helaes! Ontrouwigheydt, wat komt ghij dier te staen!
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Verses
  • Text: 28
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.12.40-28
Primary reference Number: 46674
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B112 IV/V
Biƶrklund/Barnard: BB48-E IV/V
Old location number: 38.8.32a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 July 2022 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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