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The Three Crosses: 23.K.5-131

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The Three Crosses


Bickham, George II (Printmaker)
After Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Printmaker)

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD/CE 1757 : Date based on the publication of Bickham's copy of The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate (B81 II).


Copied after Rembrandt's state IV.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper Image: Height 347 mm Width 387 mm
Sheet: Height 350 mm Width 391 mm

Techniques used in production

Drypoint Surface tone Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 131
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-131
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-131
Primary reference Number: 81398
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B78 IV (copy 3)
Biörklund/Barnard: BB53-A IV (copy 3)
Lugt: 932
Old location number: 38.12.16
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-12-01 06:35:52

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