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The first movement for lowering the pike to the ground: PD.350-1963

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The first movement for lowering the pike to the ground


Gheyn, Jacob II de (Draughtsman)


History note: J.O. Zomer, Amsterdam (c.1720); ? C. Ploos van Amstel; Comte de Robiano et alii, sold Amsterdam, 15-16 June 1926, part of lot 373; A.W. Mensing, sold Amsterdam, 27 April 1937, part of lot 208, bt. P. & D. Colnaghi; bought by Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), May 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 260 mm
Width: 179 mm

Relative size of this object

17.9 m26 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, grey wash on paper (incised with the needle for transfer)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: b
  • Location: Lower left
  • Text: N 45, 634, A.9280
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 14
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.350-1963
Primary reference Number: 4663
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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