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The Agony in the Garden: AD.12.39-123

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Current Location: In storage


The Agony in the Garden


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1652 : Hollstein dates this print to approx. 1657, but the Fitzwilliam has an impression of the first state of Christ in Emmaus (1654) (AD.12.39-44), with an offset of this plate on the verso, which suggests that this plate was being printed around the time that the Christ at Emmaus was created.


Only state, before reworking. Early impression. Printed on mould (?) side of paper.

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( chainlines horizontal (24mm)) Plate Height 111 mm Width 84 mm
Sheet Height 115 mm Width 88 mm

Techniques used in production

Drypoint Surface tone Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt f.
  • Location: Image, lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 165-
  • Location: Image lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: Lugt 2475

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: AD.12.39-123
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 123
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.12.39-123
Primary reference Number: 81178
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 269 I/III
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B75
Biörklund/Barnard: BB57-3
Lugt: 2475
Old location number: 38.7.22a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 19 March 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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