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Esther before Ahasuerus: PD.23-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Esther before Ahasuerus


Painter: Boeckhorst, Jan




History note: (?) Adrian Bout, (1733); Christie's 13 December 1957 lot 100 (as A. Janssens), bt. E. Schapiro; Professor and Mrs Wyburn-Mason

Legal notes

Given by Mrs M. Joan Wyburn-Mason in memory of her husband, Professor R. Wyburn-Mason

Measurements and weight

Height: 153 cm
Width: 236.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Wyburn-Mason, M. Joan, Mrs

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.23-1983
Primary reference Number: 1123
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 September 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

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

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