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The Nativity: M.54

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 2

Titles

The Nativity

Maker(s)

Ghirlandaio, Domenico (Domenico Bigordi) (Painter)

Notes

History note: He perhaps bought it from Messrs Colnaghi, London

Measurements and weight

Height: 85.4 cm
Width: 62.5 cm

Relative size of this object

62.5 cm85.4 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Note

Formerly attributed to Mainardi, Sebastiano, reattrib. E. Fahy, 1998

School or Style

Italian Florentine School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.54
Primary reference Number: 500
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 18 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 18 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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