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Title:

The Three Maries at the Empty Sepulchre

Maker:

Gaulli, Giovanni Battista (Baciccio); painter; Italian artist, 1639-1709

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1684 circa 1685

School/Style:

Italian

Production
Note:

at Burghley House undated mss. accounts of John, 5th Earl of Exeter (probably of 1684/85) record 20 crowns paid to Baciccio for two pictures: one, still in the house, Christ in the House of Simon (R. Enggass, op. cit, fig. 44); the other its former pendant, The Three Maries at the tomb

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, canvas, 87.0, cm
width, canvas, 112.5, cm
height, frame, 108.5, cm
width, frame, 134.3, cm
depth, frame, 9, cm

Acquisition:

bought; 1987; Somerville and Simpson Ltd

Provenance:

acquired in Italy by John, 5th Earl of Exeter, c. 1684 or 1685, for the collection at Burghley House; by descent to William, 3rd Marquis of Exeter; his sale, London, Christie's, 9 June 1888, lot 196 (as Le Sueur); bought Donaldson; anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 23 March 1973, lot 16, bt. Leggatt on behalf of David B. Goodstein; his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 December 1986, lot 1, bt. Somerville and Simpson

Acquisition Credit:

From the Cunliffe Fund with contributions from the National Art Collections Fund and the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum on behalf of the Museum and Galleries Commission.

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

1815. A Guide to Burghley House..., containing A Catalogue of all The Paintings, Antiquities...,.p. 117
as Le Sueur

Charlton, W.H., Rev.. 1847. Burghley.p. 254
no. 445 (as Le Sueur)

Enggass, R.. 1882. Guide to Burghley House.p. 68
no. 445 (as Le Sueur)

Enggass, R.. 1964. The Paintings of Baciccio.p. 122
as known only from a photograph: 'must be a Baciccio or a very good copy'; at the time of writing, the location of this picture was unknown to Enggass

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 59

MacAndrew, Hugh. Graf, D.. 'Baciccio's Later Drawings: A Rediscovered Group Acquired by the Ashmolean Museum'. Master Drawings Association, Inc.
Source Title: Master Drawings X 3 (1972)
p. 249
H. MacAndrew in collaborartion with D. Graf, fig.11,

Accession:

Object Number: PD.7-1987
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 924; input: 2000-01-07; modified: 2017-06-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/924





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