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St John and St Peter at the empty tomb of Christ: PD.260-1985

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Current Location: In storage


St John and St Peter at the empty tomb of Christ


Painter: Romanelli, Giovanni Francesco




History note: Pope Urban VIII, for whom painted; Domenicho, Servio and Cardinal Bichi; Abbé Theulin, Paris, 1927; Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, (?) 25 June 1984, lot 3339; with Hazlitt; Gooden and Fox, from whom bought

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum, with the aid of the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria & Albert Museum on behalf of The Museums and Galleries Commission, 1985

Measurements and weight

Height: 46.8 cm
Width: 38.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: before AD 1641


One of two paintings commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, which were paid for on October 20, 1641.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of copper ( silvered)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on silvered copper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.260-1985
Primary reference Number: 1029
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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