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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHA 9034


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GLAHM 9034: 'Virgin with sleeping child and infant John' 1768 - click to view larger image

"Virgin with sleeping child and infant John" 1768

engraving

CRE BARTOLOZZI, Francesco; (Italian; 1725-1815) AFTER CARRACCI, Annibale; (Italian; 1560-1609) PUB BOYDELL, John and Joshua PUB YOUNG, H. R.


Materials:
printed in black
Dimensions:
41.6 x 53.2
Frame:
IH
Marks:
"F. Bartolozzi del et sculp"; "From a Painting of Annibale Carracci / in His Majesty's Collection"
Notes:
This print is one of several old master and topographical subjects which Laskey recorded in 1813 hanging on the staircase of original Hunterian Museum. It reproduces a painting bought by King George III by 1768, the date of this engraving. Annibale Carracci was a Bolognese painter, famous for his paintings there, and in Rome, especially in the Galleria of the Palazzo Farnese. His works - along with Bolognese painting in general - were always highly prized and even a small devotional work such as this represented a major acquisition for a collector in the 18th century.
Keywords:
CHRIST : HOLY FAMILY : VIRGIN : REPRODUCTIVE PRINT : SLEEP : ST JOHN THE BAPTIST : NEW TESTAMENT : HUNTER 2007 :

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