Design for a ceiling panel with the Holy Family and angels by Johann Baptist Zimmermann

Signed and dated 'Job: Zimmer pinx/ao 1740'.


Pen, brown ink, grey wash over black lead
43 x 56 cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Walter Ison through The Art Fund

This work is part of a collection of 45 works bequeathed by Ison to 10 public collections. Ison was trained as an architect and later became an architectural historian: his passion for classical architecture was reflected in his books on Georgian Buildings of Bath and his work as Architectural editor for the ongoing series 'Survey of London' which he worked on between 1957 and 1970.

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