Depicts the three Mary's who meet two angels at Christ's tomb, the angels sit on the tomb and point upwards.
The Three Maries at the Tomb by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, 16841685
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 84 x 112 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £22,500 ( Total: £90,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
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.
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