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Current Location: In storage


The Visitation


Painter: Manzuoli, Tommaso (Maso da San Friano)




History note: Church of S. Pier Maggiore, Florence, destroyed 1783; moved to Rome, Vatican Gallery; Earl of Berwick, Attingham Park sale at House; John Robins, London, by 1829; Christie's anon. sale (= J. Robins), London, 11 April 1835 (I), bt. Hope; on loan since 1955 to Trinity Hall, Cambridge (Chapel altarpiece)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1859) by Hope, Henry Thomas


Production date: AD 1560

School or Style

Florentine School

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Panel Height 408.8 cm Width 248.6 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: TM
  • Location: On the end of the keg, beneath the beggar's knees
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: F F/MDLX
  • Location: On the end of the keg, beneath the beggar's knees
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 496
Primary reference Number: 510
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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