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The Calling of St Peter and St Andrew: PD.3-1965

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


The Calling of St Peter and St Andrew


Painter: Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini)




History note: Sacchetti family at the Villa Sacchetti, Castel Fusano, Ostia; Chigi family, Castel Fusano property bought by, 1755; Marchese Cavalcanti, by inheritance; bt. Messrs. P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd., London, 1962

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid and from the funds of Miss I. M. E. Hitchcock's bequest, 1965

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.7 cm
Width: 57.4 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1965) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd


1626 - 1630

School or Style

Roman School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1965
Primary reference Number: 230
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 October 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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