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A man and his wife: 871

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A man and his wife


? Dutch School (Painter)


History note: Given by T. Brooks Bumpstead, 1898, and lent back to him for his life-time; received on his death 1917

Measurements and weight

Height: 55.8 cm
Width: 72.0 cm

Relative size of this object

72 cm55.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Bumpstead, T. Brookes


Production date: AD/CE 1549

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ANNO DOMINI / 1549
  • Location: Between the heads in a cartouche on the wall
  • Date
  • Text: AETATIS SVAE / 35
  • Location: Above his head
  • Text: AETATIS SVAE / 30
  • Location: Above hers

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 871
Primary reference Number: 1340
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Painting" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-01 00:14:09

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