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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt: PD.65-1958

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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Slight sketches, probably the lower parts of three naked putti


Draughtsman: Oliver, Isaac I




History note: From the collection of John Skippe (1742-1812), who presumably purchased it together with the rest of his collection from a monastery in Venice, c. 1773. The collection passed by inheritance, after his death, to the Martin family; the drawings were inherited by James Martin's son early in the 19th century and eventually passed, after having been inherited by successive members of the Martin family, to Edward Holland, through the latter's mother; upon the death of Edward Holland in 1916, they passed, subject to the life interest of his sister, Mrs Rayner Wood, to Edward Holland-Martin, his nephew; sold at Christie's, 21 November 1958, lot. 177c. (where ascribed to Guido Reni), bt. by Colnaghi's on behalf of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for 42 gns, together with four other drawings, from which two were retained (PD.66-1958, Follower of Guido Reni, and PD.67-1958, School of Guido Reni); purchase price: £46 6s 0d

Measurements and weight

Height: 198 mm
Width: 191 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958-11-21) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( discoloured, white)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, on discoloured white paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.65-1958
Primary reference Number: 12181
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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