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Jan Cornelis Sylvius, preacher: 23.K.5-368(1)

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Current Location: In storage


Jan Cornelis Sylvius, preacher


Printmaker: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1646



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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 213 mm Width 190 mm
Sheet Height 214 mm Width 190 mm

Techniques used in production

Sulphur tint

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rembrandt
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1646.
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Spes mea Christus. Iohannes Cornelij Sylvius. Amstelodamo-bat: functus SS. Minist: aos 45. et 6. menses. In Frisia, in Tyemarum et Phirdgum aos 4. In Balc et Harich unicum. In Minnertsgae aos 4. Slotis aos 2. In Hollandia, Slotis aos 6. Amstelodami aos 28. et 6. menses, ibidemquae obijt ao 1638. 19 Novembr. natus aos 74.
  • Location: Plate, around the oval
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 8 /6
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Strasbourg Bend with initials 4 WR below shield [cut]

  • Type: Watermark
  • Text: 368
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Lugt 932

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: 23.K.5-368
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: 23.K.5-368(1)
Primary reference Number: 86600
Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): B280 II/II
Biörklund/Barnard: BB46-E II/II
Lugt: 932
Ash & Fletcher (Rembrandt watermarks): 35.A.a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 27 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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