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The beheading of St Christopher: P.1948-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The beheading of St Christopher


Printmaker: Zucchi, Andrea
Draughtsman: Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista (After)
Painter: Tintoretto, Jacopo (Jacopo Robusti) (After)
Publisher: Domenico Louisa



Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Circa 1700 CE - 1726 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 595 mm Width 382 mm
Sheet Height 612 mm Width 412 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Gio. Batt. Tiepolo Delineo
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Andrea Zucchi Sculp.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Decolazione di S. Cristoforo Opera del Tintoretto sopra / la portella dell' Organo della Madonna dall' Orto.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 19 [reversed]
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Per Domenico Louisa Vene.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1948-1991
Primary reference Number: 94589
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 33
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 October 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 25 October 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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