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The Descent from the Cross by torchlight: AD.12.39-29

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Descent from the Cross by torchlight

Maker(s)

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
Production date: AD 1654

Note

Printed on felt side of paper.

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( chainlines vertical (25mm)) Plate Height 210 mm Width 161 mm
Sheet Height 216 mm Width 167 mm

Techniques used in production

Drypoint Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt. f. ['a' reversed]
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1654
  • Location: Image lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: unidentified variant

  • Text: Foolscap with five-pointed collar
  • Type: Watermark

Inscription present: Lugt 2475

  • Text: UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: AD.12.39-29
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 29
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.12.39-29
Primary reference Number: 81227
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 286 I/III
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B83
Biörklund/Barnard: BB54-G
Lugt: 2475
Old location number: 38.7.8
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Audit data

Created: Friday 13 February 2015 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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