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The Descent from the Cross: 23.K.5-141

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The Descent from the Cross


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD/CE 1633


II/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)) Plate: Height 527 mm Width 406 mm
Sheet: Height 527 mm Width 406 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt. f. cum pryvlo:.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: .1633.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Date

Inscription present: IHP with countermark R

  • Watermark
  • Text: 141
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Inscription

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-141
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-141
Primary reference Number: 81443
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B81 II II/V
Biörklund/Barnard: BB33-C II/V
Lugt: 932
Ash & Fletcher (Rembrandt watermarks): 24.A.a
Ash & Fletcher (Rembrandt watermarks): 26.R.a
Old location number: 38.12.4
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-07 12:15:39

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-12-07 12:15:39|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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