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Jan Cornelis Sylvius, preacher (fragment): 23.K.5-368(2)

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Current Location: In storage


Jan Cornelis Sylvius, preacher (fragment)


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn




Cut fragment of the verse inscription below the portrait

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1646



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 65 mm Width 188 mm
Sheet Height 65 mm Width 188 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: A poem by Caspar Barleus

  • Text: Cuius adorandum docuit Facundia Christum, / Et populis veram pandit ad astra viam, / Talis erat Sylvi facies. audivimus illum / Amstelijs isto civibus ore loqui. / Hoc Frisijs praecepta dedit; pietasquae. Severo / Relligioquae. diu vindice tuta stetit. / Praeluxit, veneranda suis vertutibus, aetas. / Erudytquae. ipsos fossa senecta viros. / Simplicitatis amans fucum contemsit honesti, / Nec sola voluit fronte placere bonis. / Sic statuit: Jesus vita meliore doceri / Rectius, et vocum fulmina posse minus. / Amstela, sis memor extincti. qui condidit urbem / Moribus hanc ipso fulsijt ille Deo. / C. Barleus.
  • Location: Plate lower centre, on 14 lines in 2 columns
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Verses

Inscription present: Lines by Petrus Scriverius

  • Text: Haud amplius depraedico illius dotes, / Quas aemulor, frustraqué persequor versu. / P. S.
  • Location: Plate lower right, on 2 lines
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Verses
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Fingerprint
  • Text: 368
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-368
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-368(2)
Primary reference Number: 86601
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B280 II/II (fragment)
Biörklund/Barnard: BB46-E II/II (fragment)
Lugt: 932
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 August 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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