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The Virgin and Child with SS Antony and Francis: 3132

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The Virgin and Child with SS Antony and Francis


Attributed to Brusasorci, Felice (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 365 mm
Width: 288 mm

Relative size of this object

28.8 m36.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1876) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Production date: after AD 1590 : Carlos van Hasselt observed that the religious theme with its humanisation of the Divine and emotional intensity belongs to a period later than that of Sabbatini (1530-77) and is consistent in style with paintings after 1590 in the provincial Italian cities, inspired by Lodovico Carracici's example (cf. the 'Madonna of the Scalzi' in Bologna of 1593)

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Light brown ink
Light-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and light brown ink, with light brown wash over traces of black chalk, squared in black chalk - a line of thin wash frames the sheet, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Lorenzo Sabatini ('deceptive hand')
  • Location: Lower right of centre
  • Method of creation: Dark brown ink
  • Text: Lorenzo Sabatini ('deceptive hand')
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: 8887
  • Location: Old mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3132
Primary reference Number: 7140
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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