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Rembrandt

Moses breaking the Tables of the Law, 1659 gedateerd
Berlin, Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu [..]
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Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 168,5 x 136,5 cm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed and dated lower right: Rembrandt f. 1659
  • collector's mark on the back: Königliche Museen Berlin
    On the backside: red seal with the Prussian eagle and the inscription "Königliche Museen Berlin" recessed in a drill hole with a diameter of 3,5 cm (in use approx. 1877-1918).
  • label on the back: 701
    On the backside: red crayon on paper label: "701".
  • label on the back: [printed] S.L. No. / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / LOAN EXHIBITION [stamped:] M-103
    On the backside: paper label with serrated edge: "[printed:] S.L. No. / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / LOAN EXHIBITION [stamped:] M-103".
  • label on the back: [printed and handwritten] Staatliche Museen Berlin – Gemäldegalerie / Inv.-Nr. I/911 / Kat.-Nr. 811 /Moses
    On the backside: inventory label KFM: "[printed and handwritten] Staatliche Museen Berlin – Gemäldegalerie / Inv.-Nr. I/911 / Kat.-Nr. 811 /Moses".
  • label on the back: [printed and typewritten:] STAATLICHE MUSEEN BERLIN / GEMÄLDEGALERIE KAT.-NR. 811, Rembrandt, Moses zerschmettert die Gesetzestafeln
    On the backside: inventory label KFM: "[printed and typewritten:] STAATLICHE MUSEEN BERLIN / GEMÄLDEGALERIE KAT.-NR. 811, Rembrandt, Moses zerschmettert die Gesetzestafeln".
  • label on the back: [printed and typewritten] Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz / GEMÄLDEGALERIE BERLIN / Kat. Nr. 811, Rembrandt, Moses zerschmettert die Gesetzestafeln
    On the backside: inventory label Dahlem, printed inventory label with borderline and diagonal line: "[printed and typewritten] Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz / GEMÄLDEGALERIE BERLIN / Kat. Nr. 811, Rembrandt, Moses zerschmettert die Gesetzestafeln".
  • number on the back: M 289
    On the backside: handwritten in white paint: M 289
  • inscription on the back: GAL. E [.o=]103
    On the backside: partially wiped out inscription in white chalk: "GAL. E [.o =]103"
  • number on the back: 134
    On the backside: handwritten in white chalk: "134"
  • inscription on the back: 8[M (or II)]6.0[ ]
    On the backside: handwritten in white chalk: "8[M (or II)]6.0[ ]"
  • number on the back: 1/2
    On the backside: handwritten in red pencil: on the lower strainer bar: "1", on the crossbar: "2"
  • number on the back: 811
    On the backside: handwritten in white chalk: "811"
  • number on the back: 35
    On the backside: handwritten in white chalk: "35"
  • number on the back: 89
    On the backside: handwritten in white chalk: "89"
Current attribution
Rembrandt
Date
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dated 1659 (1659)
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Provenance
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Visual documentation
Technical documentation
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Entered on: 2002-06-25; Last modification: 2018-10-05

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