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The Three Crosses: 23.K.5-132

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Current Location: In storage


The Three Crosses


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn




History note: Edward Astley (Lugt 2775)

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1653



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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( chainlines vertical (25mm))
Plate Height 386 mm Width 450 mm
Sheet Height 391 mm Width 458 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt. f.
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1653
  • Location: Image lower centre, following the above
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: Lugt 2775

  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

Inscription present: unidentified

  • Type: Watermark
  • Text: No.5
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 132
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-132
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: No.80
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 4th Impr. Scarce
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 2-2-0
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-132
Primary reference Number: 81394
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B78 IV/V
Biörklund/Barnard: BB53-A IV/V
Lugt: 932
Lugt: 2775
Old location number: 38.12.15
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 September 2021 Last processed: Friday 3 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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