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Study for 'The Massacre of the Innocents': PD.66-1996

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Study for 'The Massacre of the Innocents'


Painter: Trevisani, Francesco




A bozzetto for the central part of a large canvas of the subject.


History note: (?) Cardinal Ottoboni; Christie's, New York; with Thomas Agnew, & Sons Ltd,

Legal notes

From the Gow Fund, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 53.3 cm
Width: 37.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1996) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


1700 - 1710

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: trevisani pi-in
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.66-1996
Primary reference Number: 1044
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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