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Christ before Pilate: 23.K.5-139

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Christ before Pilate


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)
Vliet, Jan van (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

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


1635 - 1636 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 (30mm)) Plate: Height 546 mm Width 446 mm
Sheet: Height 549 mm Width 449 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt f. 1636 cum privile.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: D-GX-7
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Bottom fragment of foolscap [?]
  • Watermark
  • Text: 139
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-139
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp
  • Text: No.83
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: struckthrough in graphite

  • Text: No.79
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-139
Primary reference Number: 81441
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B77 IV/V
Biörklund/Barnard: BB35-K IV/V
Lugt: 932
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 September 2021 Last processed: Friday 3 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-07 12:16:22

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