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Elijah and the Angel


Palma, Jacopo (called Palma il Giovane) (Painter)


History note: Borri, Florence; Borri sale, London, Langford's, 29-30 March, 1759, first day (12), as Paulo Veronese, bt. Barnard; John Barnard, London (d. 1784); bequeathed to his nephew, Thomas Hankey, London; his posthumous sale, Christie's, 7-8 June, 1799, second day (18), as 'Old Palma', bt. Walton

Measurements and weight

Height: 100.8 cm
Width: 41.9 cm

Relative size of this object

41.9 cm1 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: ? AD/CE 1575 : Possible date for a series of paintings of which this is a member.

School or Style

Italian Florentine School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JB
  • Location: Verso
  • Collector's mark
  • Text: Paulo Veronese (in Barnard's handwriting) later modified to read: Palma Vecchio
  • Location: Verso
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 111
Primary reference Number: 566
Lugt: 1420
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 26 March 2021 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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