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The penitent Magdalen: PD.164-1963

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Current Location: In storage


The penitent Magdalen


Draughtsman: Goltzius, Hendrik




History note: Sir Gregory Osborne Page Turner, lot 150 sale, ? 8 November 1824, Christie's; Esdaile (Lugt 2617), his sale 20th June 1840 (with two others) lot 591, bt. Tiffin; Binden Blood, 1856, (Lugt 3011); Miss Gearts, 1937; Messrs. P. & D. Colnaghi; bought by Ingram (Lugt 1405a) 22 December 1939 (£6)

Measurements and weight

Height: 161 mm
Width: 138 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


1592 - 1595


Formerly catalogued as by Abraham Bloemaert; engraved by Jacob Matham [Bartsch 114; Hollstein 157]

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff-tinted, and mounted)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white on buff-tinted paper, framed with four lines in pen and brown ink (indented for transfer and mounted on an 18th (?) centruy decorative border featuring a pen, brown ink and brown wash design between gold borders

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W.E.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: in William Esdaile's hand

  • Text: Abraham Bloemaert / 1824 WE Th (Sr. G.O. Turner's Sale crossed out) N 150
  • Location: Verso, bottom
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: Binden Blood's hand

  • Text: Mary Magdalen / penitent / f / (?) Barker Am (?) 1657 / March / 1841
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.164-1963
Primary reference Number: 4669
Lugt: 3011
Lugt: 1405a
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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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