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La Sainte famille: P.2199-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


La Sainte famille


Printmaker: Martini, Pietro Antonio
Printmaker: Le Bas, Jacques Philippe
Painter: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (After)




History note: Unidentified (Polish?) collector (Lugt 2678f)

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1772


Etched by Martini and finished in burin by Le Bas.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 262 mm Width 228 mm
Sheet Height 262 mm Width 230 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Peint par Reimbrandt en 1640.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Gravé à l'Eau-forte par Martini, / Terminé au Burin par Le Bas
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: en 1772
  • Location: Plate lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Achievement of arms
  • Text: Du Cabinet de Mgr. - Le Duc de Praslin. / Grandeur de - 15. pouces 1/2 sur 13.
  • Location: Plate lower centre, on either side of arms
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: A Paris chés le Bas Graveur, Pensionnaire du Roi, et Conseiller en son Académie de Peinture, Sculpture et Gravure, rue de la Harpe.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Z
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamped blue ink
  • Type: Collector's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2199-1991
Primary reference Number: 95343
BN Inventaire (18thC): 318
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 52
Lugt: 2678f
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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