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Jacob wrestling with the Angel: PD.69-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Jacob wrestling with the Angel


Draughtsman: Claude Lorrain




History note: 1st Viscount Hampden (1705/6-1783); W. Esdaile (Lugt 2617); C.S. Bale; Sir E.J. Poynter (Lugt 874), sold Sotheby's, 25 April 1918, lot 208, bt. Agnew for Charles B.O. Clarke; Louis C.G. Clarke

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Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 243 mm
Width: 352 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Production date: AD 1671

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brush, blue and grey wash, heightened with white on blue paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CLAVDIO. IN. F. ROMA
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1671
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Claudio Gilé en efe 1663 (in an old hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: W. Esdaile 1827 WE Ld. Hampden's Colln. P42N34xx / Claude Lorraine (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: E.J.P. 1881 (in Poynter's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.69-1961
Primary reference Number: 6408
Lugt: 2617
Lugt: 874
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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