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Moses choosing the Elders (Numbers, XI, verses 16-17, 24-25): PD.919-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Moses choosing the Elders (Numbers, XI, verses 16-17, 24-25)


Draughtsman: Wit, Jacob de




Study for de Wit's painting in the Council Chamber of Amsterdam's 'new' town hall


History note: Frederick Izant, Sale Sotheby's, 14 December 1939, part of lot 137, bt. Colnaghi for Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 270 mm
Width: 559 mm

Relative size of this object

55.9 m27 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1736 CE - 1737 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff-coloured)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, Indian ink, grey wash, heightened with white on buff-coloured paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mozes striking the Rock / Drawing by J.D. Hertz- ... / b. Augsburg 1693 d. 1754
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Text: J.D. Hertz del.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.919-1963
Primary reference Number: 5649
Lugt: 1405a
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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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