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The Three Maries at the Empty Sepulchre: PD.7-1987

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


The Three Maries at the Empty Sepulchre


Painter: Gaulli, Giovanni Battista (Baciccio)




History note: Acquired in Italy by John, 5th Earl of Exeter, c. 1684 or 1685, for the collection at Burghley House; by descent to William, 3rd Marquis of Exeter; his sale, London, Christie's, 9 June 1888, lot 196 (as Le Sueur); bought Donaldson; anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 23 March 1973, lot 16, bt. Leggatt on behalf of David B. Goodstein; his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 December 1986, lot 1, bt. Somerville and Simpson

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From the Cunliffe Fund with contributions from the National Art Collections Fund and the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum on behalf of the Museum and Galleries Commission.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1987) by Somerville and Simpson Ltd


Circa 1684 CE - Circa 1685 CE


At Burghley House undated mss. accounts of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (probably of 1684/85) record 20 crowns paid to Baciccio for two pictures: one, still in the house, Christ in the House of Simon (R. Enggass, op. cit, fig. 44); the other its former pendant, The Three Maries at the tomb

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 9 cm Height 108.5 cm Width 134.3 cm
Canvas Height 87 cm Width 112.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

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Accession number: PD.7-1987
Primary reference Number: 924
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 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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