The Three Maries at the Tomb by Giovanni Battista Gaulli

Depicts the three Mary's who meet two angels at Christ's tomb, the angels sit on the tomb and point upwards.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
84 x 112 cm
Art Fund grant:
£22,500 ( Total: £90,000)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Somerville & Simpson

It is a moving work of devotion, painted in his prime by one of the most important painters of High Baroque Rome, showing landscape as well as figures.

Provenance

Commissioned by John, 5th Earl of Exeter for Burghley House; by descent to, William, 3rd Marquess of Exeter; Christie's, 9th June 1888, lot 196, bought Donaldson.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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