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Job offering a sacrifice on his return to prosperity: PD.11-2000

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Current Location: In storage


Job offering a sacrifice on his return to prosperity


Painter: Linnell, John
Painter: Palmer, Hannah Emma (nee Linnell)




History note: Stephen Somerville

Measurements and weight

Height: 56 cm
Width: 76 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000) by Tear, Mr and Mrs


Production date: AD 1845

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in John Linnell's hand

  • Text: Had the picture been (?) to be sold I wd. find (?feign.) have given you what my daughter received for it. (very) £15. The figure of Job might have been touched by me but not much the work is a bona fide performance by my daughter Mrs Palmer I trust if the picture shd be for sale at any time I may have the first offer of it. JL
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink MS label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-2000
Primary reference Number: 5844
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 June 2023 Last processed: Saturday 24 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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