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Four Illustrations to a Spanish book: The undivided plate: 23.K.5-44

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Four Illustrations to a Spanish book: The undivided plate

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Entities

Categories

Description

Four illustrations printed from the same plate, clockwise from top left: The image seen by Nebuchadnezzar; Daniel's vision of the four beasts; David and Goliath; Jacob's Ladder. Cut and joined across the centre.

Notes

History note: John Barnard (Lugt 1419); George Hibbert [Lugt 2849], sale (Thomas Philipe) 17 April 1809 and 14 following days, lot 25 (13th day's sale) £2 to Samuel Woodburn.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

Production date: AD 1655

Note

III/III

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of Oriental paper ( thick vellum-like paper, probably Japanese)
Plate Height 274 mm Width 160 mm
Sheet Height 277 mm Width 164 mm

Techniques used in production

Drypoint
Surface tone
Engraving
Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt. f.
  • Location: Centre left (below borderline of 'Nebuchadnezzar')
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1655.
  • Location: Following the above below 'Nebuchadnezzar'
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Rembrandt. f.
  • Location: Centre right (lower left corner of 'Daniel's vision')
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1655
  • Location: Following the above on 'Daniel's Vision
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Rembrandt. f.
  • Location: Lower right (below borderline of 'David and Goliath')
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1655
  • Location: Following the above below 'David and Goliath'
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Rembrandt. f.
  • Location: Lower left (below borderline of 'Jacob's Ladder')
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1655
  • Location: Following the above below 'Jacob's Ladder'
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Stamped black ink
  • Type: Collector's mark
  • Text: J. B.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Collector's mark
  • Text: 44
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 105
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 44
  • Location: Verso lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Text: FITZWILLIAM COLLECTION
  • Location: Verso (x 4)
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-44 (followed in two cases by X)
  • Location: Verso (x 4)
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-44
Primary reference Number: 48132
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 288 iii/iii
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B36 (undivided plate) III/III
Biörklund/Barnard: BB55-C (undivided) III/III
Lugt: 1419
Lugt: 2849
Old location number: 38.7.18
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 23 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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