All Acquisitions

Please note that recent acquisitions are not necessarily on display in the museum.

Image["Nicolas Poussin (1594 -1665)"]

Nicolas Poussin (1594 -1665)

Extreme Unction, c.1638-40

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Image["Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)"]

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

The Triumph of Venus, c. 1628

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Image["Marcantonio Bassetti (1586-1630)"]

Marcantonio Bassetti (1586-1630)

The dead Christ supported by the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene, c. 1616

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Image["Recent Acquisitions of Drawings & Prints"]

Recent Acquisitions of Drawings & Prints

An online exhibition, first produced to accompany the special display of a range of drawings and prints acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum over the ten years 1999-2009.

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Sir William Nicholson 1872 - 1949

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Image["Joseph Wright (1734-1797)
A lighthouse on fire at night"]

Joseph Wright (1734-1797)
A lighthouse on fire at night

This dramatic composition is a late and highly developed treatment of a theme that fascinated Wright from his time in Rome: a dramatically lit landscape with two light sources, one natural and the other man-made.

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Image["Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Convolvulus and Tree-frog"]

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Convolvulus and Tree-frog

Colour print from woodblocks, from the untitled series of ten prints published by Nichimuraya Yohachi (Eijūdo) c.1832; signed: zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu; publisher’s mark Eijūdo; censor’s seal: kiwame; from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn, by whom sold to Israel Goldman in 2006; reproduced in Jack Hillier, Landscape Prints of Old Japan, The Book Club of San Francisco, 1960, plate 24.

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Image["Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)"]

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Femme Torero (or Dernier Baiser)
1934, etching printed on vergé de Montval paper, 49.6 x 69.2 cm
Bought from the Gow Fund with contributions from The Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund 2006 (P.17-2006).

La Grande Corrida avec Femme Torero
1934, etching printed on vélin de Rives paper, 49 x 64 cm
Bought from the Gow Fund with contributions from The Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund 2006 (P.16-2006).

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Image["Goya - Sera lo Mismo (It will be the same)"]

Goya - Sera lo Mismo (It will be the same)

Bought with the help of the National Art Collections Fund and the MLA/VA Purchase Grant Fund 2005 (P.43-2005)

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Image["Samuel Palmer"]

Samuel Palmer

A stunning oil composition by nineteenth century painter Samuel Palmer has been acquired by The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, with the help of a £360,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a grant of £90,000 from the National Art Collections Fund.

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Image["Polidoro da Caravaggio"]

Polidoro da Caravaggio

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Image["Roelandt Savery"]

Roelandt Savery

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