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King Asa of Judah destroying the Idols: PD.12-1962

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Current Location: In storage


King Asa of Judah destroying the Idols


Painter: Nomé, François Didier de




History note: Sir James Meek, C.B. (1778-1856); with R.E.A. Wilson, London; bought by F.F. Madan, 1940

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Bequeathed 1961.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1962) by Madan, Francis Falconer

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Original Frame Depth 10 cm Height 92.5 cm Width 117.9 cm
Travelling Frame Depth 7.5 cm Height 118 cm Width 91 cm
Canvas Height 73.9 cm Width 100.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 3 DE RE.CAP.XV
  • Location: Top left
  • Text: 14
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Kunsthaus, Zurich, with F.F. Madan's naem as the owner, and catalogue number 193
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: ZURICH (other marks as well, but not seemingly of importance)
  • Location: Frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.12-1962
Primary reference Number: 542
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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