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The Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist and a Cat: P.1605-1991

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Titles

The Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist and a Cat
La Madonna del Gatto

Maker(s)

Cort, Cornelis (Printmaker)
After Barocci, Federico (Painter)

Notes

History note: Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th century
Production date: AD/CE 1577

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support: composed of laid paper ( attached to old inlay) Plate: Height 331 mm Width 241 mm
Sheet: Height 331 mm Width 241 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ECCE ANNVS DEI ECCE
  • Location: Image right centre, on banderole hanging from staff
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Inscription

Inscription present: Papal privilege

  • Text: Di. Greg. PP. xiij ex Privil. p[er] an. x.
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Inscription
  • Text: Corneli. Cort fec. 1577
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature

Inscription present: Two lines in two columns

  • Text: Ludit Joannes, tacitus miratur JESVS. / Utrisque notat symbolu uterque parens, / / Ille refert hominem paradisj, è limine pulsum, / Quam ferat hic pulso Iam meditatur opem.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Inscription
  • Text: Fredericus Barotius Urbinensis Inventor.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: Lugt 2364

  • Text: 'S R / I R', in a box
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1605-1991
Primary reference Number: 82955
New Hollstein (Dutch/Flemish): 83 II/II
Bierens de Haan: 44 II/II
Illustrated Bartsch Supplement: 44 II/II
Lugt: 2364
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Print" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/82955 Accessed: 2022-01-20 14:22:05

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{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/82955|title=Print|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-20 14:22:05|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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