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The Flute player: 23.K.5-263

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The Flute player
L' Espiègle


Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD/CE 1642



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper Plate: Height 118 mm Width 144 mm
Sheet: Height 120 mm Width 146 mm

Techniques used in production

Drypoint Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt.f
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature

Inscription present: 2 is reversed

  • Text: 1642
  • Location: Image lower centre, following the above
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Date

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-263
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp

Inscription present: presumably Robert Dighton's inscription

  • Text: 263
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Bt at Christies / RD
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-263
Primary reference Number: 81386
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B188 III/IV
Biörklund/Barnard: BB42-D III/V
Lugt: 727
Lugt: 932
Old location number: 38.11.23
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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

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-20 14:53:48

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{{cite web|url=|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-20 14:53:48|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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