The Holy Family by Guido Reni

This is one of four Old Master drawing purchased by the Art Fund and presented to the Walker.

Details

Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm
Acquired in:
1976
Vendor:
Christie's

The drawings come from the famous collection at Ince Blundell in Lancashire and this work belonged previously to the Liverpool Connoisseur William Roscoe. Roscoe's collection of old master paintings is already in the collection of the Walker Art Gallery. Roscoe was forced to sell his collection in 1816 due to bankruptcy and a large numbers of prints were bought by Charles Robert Blundell, the son of Henry Blundell who had laid the foundations of the Ince Blundell collection with extensive purchases of classical sculpture and paintings. Many of his sculptures are now in the Liverpool Museum.

Provenance

William Roscoe; C.R.Blundell; by descent to Colonel Sir Joseph Weld.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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