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The Supper at Emmaus: 2139

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Current Location: Gallery 14 (Shiba)


The Supper at Emmaus


Draughtsman: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn




History note: Frans van de Velde, sold Amsterdam, 16 January 1775 no. 146, bt. Grebe (f32); [possibly sale Simon Fokke, 6 December 1784; possibly W.P. Kops, sold Haarlem, 14 March 1808; bt. van Leen (f6.5)]; J. Goll van Frankenstein, sold 1 July 1833, bt. de Vries (f.40); J.L.C. van den Berch van Heemstede, Amsterdam, sold Amsterdam, F. Muller, 19 January 1904, lot 291, repr. in cat., bt. Artaria, Vienna (880 gulden); possibly Edward Cichorius; [Eisler, sold Christie's, bt. Ricketts]; Ricketts and Shannon collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 198 mm
Width: 183 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Circa 1640 - 1641


Wash may have been added in 18th century, perhaps by Arnold Houbraken [1660-1719]

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrant (sic)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 2328
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: de Emausgangers (in a similar hand to the numbering)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2139
Primary reference Number: 5026
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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