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Virgin and Child between St John the Baptist and St Onufrius: 1185

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Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): Italian Art 14th-16th centuries


Virgin and Child between St John the Baptist and St Onufrius


Painter: Neapolitan School




History note: Acquired by the Museo Reale, Naples, from an unknown source in Gaeta, c.1821; John, 2nd Lord Northwick, (1770-1859); his sale by Phillips, at Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, 26 July ff. 1859 (975), bt. Walrond; Bethell Walrond sale, Christie's, 12-13 July 1878 (66); with Martin Colnaghi, London; late Charles Butler sale, 25 May 1911 (60), bt. F. Howard; Lady Ratan Tata sale by Chancellor, at York House, Twickenham, 25 Oct. 1922 (547) bt. Pawsay & Payne, for Viscount Rothermere

Measurements and weight

Height: 148.6 cm
Width: 120.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1927) by Rothermere, Harold, 1st Viscount


Production date: AD 1507


N.B. the maker is unclear at this point, see catalogue and file

Formerly attributed to Cristoforo Scacco

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the scroll
  • Location: On the step

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1185
Primary reference Number: 620
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 September 2022 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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