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Landscape with an obelisk: 23.K.5-311

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Landscape with an obelisk


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn




History note: Sir Edward Astley (Lugt 2775), not specifically identifiable in the 1760 sale

Measurements and weight

Height: 85 mm
Width: 164 mm

Relative size of this object

16.4 m8.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1650


II/II. Counterproof.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( chainlines vertical (23.5mm))

Techniques used in production

Sulphur tint

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Lugt 2775

  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 311
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: S
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-311
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-311
Primary reference Number: 81759
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B227 II/II Counterproof
Biörklund/Barnard: BB50-3 II/II
Lugt: 932
Lugt: 2775
Old location number: 38.11.7b
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 March 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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