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Abraham entertaining the Angels: PD.417-1963

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Object information

Titles

Abraham entertaining the Angels

Maker(s)

Hoogstraten, Samuel van (Draughtsman)

Description

Genesis XVIII, 8-10

Notes

History note: Pierre Fouguet Junior, 13 April 1801, lot 13; John Barnard (Lugt 1420), sold London, Greenwood, 16 February 1787, probably lot 47; T. Thane (Lugt 2461), sold London, Leigh and Sotheby, 27 May 1846, part of lot 176 or lot 844; P. Langerhuizen Lzn. (Lugt 2095), sold Amsterdam, 29 April 1919, lot 397 bt. Frederik Muller & Co.; Count de Robiano and others, sold Amsterdam, F. Muller, 15 June 1926, lot 387, repr. (bt. in); A.W. Mensing, sold Amsterdam, 27 April 1937, lot 272, bt. P. & D. Colnaghi, from whom bt. by Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), December 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 117 mm
Width: 208 mm

Relative size of this object

20.8 m11.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1649

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Whitening

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.417-1963
Primary reference Number: 4744
Lugt: 1420
Lugt: 2461
Lugt: 2095
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 August 2021 Last processed: Friday 27 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/4744 Accessed: 2021-11-29 15:07:01

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