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The Holy Trinity: PD.8-1958

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Current Location: In storage


The Holy Trinity


Draughtsman: Comi, Francesco




History note: Anonymous collector, known as the 'Reliable Venetian hand' (Lugt, Supplement, 3005c-d); W. Bates (Lugt 2604); Guy J.F. Knowles

Measurements and weight

Height: 281 mm
Width: 198 mm

Relative size of this object

19.8 m28.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Grisaille oils on paper, squared for transfer

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in the 'Reliable Venetian hand'

  • Text: Franco Comi Vere
  • Location: Below

Inscription present: traces of writing

  • Location: Recto

Inscription present: 23 lines of text

  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Lanfranco Comi
  • Location: Verso, old mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1958
Primary reference Number: 7263
Lugt: 3005c
Lugt: 3005d
Lugt: 2604
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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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