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Holy Family with St John the Baptist: 3061

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Holy Family with St John the Baptist


Motta, Raffaello, called Raffaellino da Reggio (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 135 mm
Width: 103 mm

Relative size of this object

10.3 m13.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Brown wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk, pen and brown ink, grey and brown wash, on paper, laid down (the brown wash extends to the mount and may be a later addition)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RaffaeldaReggio
  • Location: Old mount, above centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: erased

  • Text: Raffaello Motta [1550-1578 Roman'
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 5736
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3061
Primary reference Number: 7608
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-11-27 14:30:17

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