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Self-portrait, with the Colosseum, Rome

Heemskerck, Maerten van (painter)

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Self-portrait, with the Colosseum, Rome


Heemskerck, Maerten van (painter) [ULAN info: Netherlandish painter, 1498-1574]







Technique Description

oil on panel


height: 42.2 cm
width: 54.0 cm




given: Kerrich, Richard Edward 1846 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Anton Perrenot de Granvella (d. 1586); inherited by his nephew Don Francesco Perrenot de Granvella, Besançon (inventory of 1607); (?) Rev. T. Kerrich (d. 1828), father of the donor


  1. signature
    Position: on label at bottom centre
    Content: Martyn Van hemsker / Ao AEtatis sua. LV
  2. date
    Position: on label at bottom centre
    Content: 1553


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 32]
  2. Earp, F.R. (1902) A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 88]
  3. Preibisz, M. (1911) Martin van Heemskerck,
    [comments: pl. XII]
  4. (1912) The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London? [page: 71]
  5. (1929) The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929), London? [page: 89]
  6. Hoogewerff, G. J. (1936 - 37) De Noord-Nederlandsche schilderkunst, The Hague [page: 174]
    [comments: repr.]
  7. Goldscheider, Ludwig (1937) 500 Self-portraits,
    [comments: no. 107]
  8. Gerson, Horst (1960) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, Dutch and Flemish, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 60]
    [comments: pl. 31]
  9. Grosshans, R. (1980) Maerton van Heemskerck, Berlin [page: 207/08]
    [comments: no. 79, repr. pl. 112]
  10. Silver, Larry Review of R. Grosshans: Maerton van Heemskerk, [page: 275]
    Source title: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschicte (1984)
  11. Filedt Kok, J.P. (1986) Kunst voor de beeldenstorm; Noordnederlandse kunst 1525-1580, Amsterdam [page: 268]
    [comments: cat. no. 148, reproduced]
  12. Veldman, Ilja Heemskercks Carrière in Rome, [page: 136]
    Source title: Kunstschrift Openbaar Kunstbezit; Cultuurdragers van de 16de Eeuw (1986)
    [comments: reproduced]
  13. Bruyn, J. Old and new elements in 16th-century imagery, : Netherlands Institute for Art History [page: 97, 98]
    Source title: Oud Holland (1988)
    [comments: reproduced]
  14. Record of the Art Museum Princeton University, [page: 18] 1990)
    [comments: reproduced]
  15. (1996) New History of World Art, Tokyo [page: 277]
    [comments: fig. 187]

Accession Number

103 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 1521; Input Date: 2000-01-27 / Last Edit: 2010-07-08)

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