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View of the Lighthouse of Genoa, with the Port and City Beyond: P.1796-1991

Object information

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View of the Lighthouse of Genoa, with the Port and City Beyond


Printmaker: Unknown
Publisher: Schenck, Pieter



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1681 - 1719


Only state (?). Hand-coloured etching.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 175 mm Width 198 mm
Sheet Height 200 mm Width 234 mm

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pet Schenck exc: Amst:
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: cum Privilegio
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Five lines of text, in two blocks

  • Text: GENUA, een seer oude en magtige Stad in Italie; op zy te / sien van den hoogen Vuurbaak, over den Haven. // GENUAE, urbis Italiae antiquae, à parte portus, pha= / rique (nocturnem lumen navigantibus praebentis) / conspectus elegans.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1796-1991
Primary reference Number: 86201
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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