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The Holy Family on the Flight meets the infant St John: PD.4-1983

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Current Location: In storage


The Holy Family on the Flight meets the infant St John


Painter: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Attributed to)




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History note: Don Gasper de Haro, 7th Marques de El Carpio, 5th Conde Duque de Olivares (stamp and inventory no. 536 on the back, no. 536 in the El Carpio Inventory of 1682, as A. Carracci), by descent to Jacobo Stuart y Ventimiglia, 15th Duke of Alba, acquired from him in Naples in 1848-9 by the grandfather of Col. B.A.C. Napier, C.B.E., M.C.; his sale, Christie's, 11 December 1981, (19) (attributed to Francesco Vanni); bt. P. and D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd

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With a contribution from the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid.

Measurements and weight

Height: 52.7 cm
Width: 66.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

School or Style

Bolognese School

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Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on canvas

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Accession number: PD.4-1983
Primary reference Number: 918
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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