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

Nicolas Poussin (1594 -1665)

Nicolas Poussin (1594 -1665)

Extreme Unction, c.1638-40

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The Lansdowne Relief

The Lansdowne Relief

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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

The Triumph of Venus, c. 1628

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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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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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Something of a Relationship III

Something of a Relationship III

David Reekie (b.1947)

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Begonias

Begonias

Sir William Nicholson 1872 - 1949

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Scent flask

Scent flask

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, with engraved and enamelled gold mounts and stopper Capodimonte, possibly painted by Giovanni Sigismondo Fischer, c. 1752-55, the mounts made in London, c. 1755-60
H. 10 cm

Purchased with the S.V. Finn Fund, and grants from The Art Fund, and the Museums, Libraries and Archives/Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund
C.28 & A-2007

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Joseph Wright (1734-1797)<br />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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The Newton Hall Athena

The Newton Hall Athena

This statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and of war, has recently been allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum by HM Government, as a gift to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax.

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)<br /><em>Convolvulus and Tree-frog</em>

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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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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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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The Macclesfield Psalter

The Macclesfield Psalter

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The Ur Brick

The Ur Brick

This sun-dried mud brick, which bears a stamped cuneiform inscription naming Shulgi, King of Ur from 2094

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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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Medieval Miniature Acquired in Memory of Michael Camille

Medieval Miniature Acquired in Memory of Michael Camille

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Polidoro da Caravaggio

Polidoro da Caravaggio

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Roelandt Savery

Roelandt Savery

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