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The Presentation in the Temple: oblong print: 23.K.5-71

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Current Location: In storage


The Presentation in the Temple: oblong print


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn




Numerous figures, male and female, with the Holy Family amongst those on the right. They are illuminated by the light of the Holy Spirit radiating from upper left, the form of a dove above the figure at the centre of the composition.


History note: George Hibbert [Lugt 2849], sale (Thomas Philipe) 17 April 1809 and 14 following days, lot 41 (13th day's sale) £2.8.0 to Samuel Woodburn.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1639



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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 214 mm Width 290 mm
Sheet Height 216 mm Width 293 mm

Techniques used in production

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-71
Primary reference Number: 79511
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B49 I/III
Biörklund/Barnard: BB40-I I/III
Lugt: 2849
Old location number: 38.12.11a
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 July 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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