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Joseph and Potiphar's wife: AD.12.39-168

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Joseph and Potiphar's wife


Unknown (Printmaker)
After Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)


History note: Pierre Mariette (Lugt 1790)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


After 1634 - Before 1667 1667


Copy in reverse. Printed on felt side of paper. Touched by later hand with pen and ink.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper ( chainlines vertical (22/23mm)) Image: Height 88 mm Width 112 mm
Sheet: Height 88 mm Width 112 mm

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink Engraving Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt fe
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: 1634
  • Location: Image lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Date
  • Text: P. mariette 1667
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Inscription
  • Text: 168
  • Location: Image upper right
  • Method of creation: Pen and brown ink
  • Inscription
  • Text: 168
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Inscription

Inscription present: Lugt 2475

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp
  • Text: AD.12.39-168
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.12.39-168
Primary reference Number: 48137
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 128 copy a I/II
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B39 Copy 3
Biörklund/Barnard: BB34-G Copy 3
Lugt: 1790
Old location number: 38.5.4Ab
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 August 2021 Last processed: Thursday 26 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-19 13:24:45

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