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The Israelites offering in the desert: 1529

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Israelites offering in the desert

Maker(s)

Luyken, Jan (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 178 mm
Width: 381 mm

Relative size of this object

38.1 m17.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-05) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Note

Probably a design for an engraving, possibly connected with the illustrated books of 'The History of the Old Testament' or 'The History of the Jews'

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and light-brown ink, grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Van Luycken
  • Location: On the old mount, recto, lower r.-h. corner
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: The Israelites offering Sacrifices in the Desert
  • Location: On the old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: From Lord Hamilton's Collection June 1827
  • Location: On the old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 64 (twice)
  • Location: On the old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Jan Luyken
  • Location: On the old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 156-1830 (twice)
  • Location: On the old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Grraphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1529
Primary reference Number: 4803
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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