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Christ before Pilate: AD.20.15-4

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Current Location: In storage


Christ before Pilate


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Printmaker: Vliet, Jan van



Acquisition and important dates

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


1635 - 1636


IV/V. Printed on mould side of paper.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( chainlines horizontal (28mm / 30mm))
Plate Height 549 mm Width 447 mm
Sheet Height 559 mm Width 461 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt f. 1636 cum privile.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No.3
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Grapes

  • Type: Watermark

Inscription present: Lugt 2475

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: AD.20.15-4
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: No.3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: No.3 P.2
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 4
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: No.83
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.20.15-4
Primary reference Number: 81403
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 155 iii/v (Rembrandt)
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B77 IV/V
Biƶrklund/Barnard: BB35-K IV/V
Lugt: 2475
Ash & Fletcher (Rembrandt watermarks): 21.A.b
Old location number: 38.12.8
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 March 2023 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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