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The Flight into Egypt: Altered from Seghers: AD.12.40-100

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Current Location: In storage


The Flight into Egypt: Altered from Seghers


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


Production date: circa AD 1653


IV?/VII - may be an intermediate state between III and IV.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of Oriental paper ( thick vellum-like)
Plate Height 209 mm Width 283 mm
Sheet Height 217 mm Width 294 mm

Techniques used in production

Surface tone

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Lugt 2475

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: AD.12.40-100
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 100
  • Location: Verso centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.12.40-100
Primary reference Number: 80087
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B56 IV?/VII
Biörklund/Barnard: BB53-2 IV/VII
Lugt: 2475
Old location number: 38.6.31
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 March 2021 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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