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The Holy Family in the Carpenter's shop with St John the Baptist and St Elizabeth; the Virgin and Child in the foreground, a cradle beside them, the infant St John and St Elizabeth behind at l, St Joseph at work in the background
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white (partly oxidised), on brown prepared paper
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Height: 247 millimetres
Width: 184 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The attribution to Federico Zuccaro was made by Nicholas Turner. A copy of the drawing by Zuccaro's pupil Gian Giacomo Pandolfi (an artist formerly identified as the Master of the Windsor Zuccaros before Catherine Goguel identified him) is in the Louvre (Inv.11297). Catherine Goguel has suggested that the BM drawing is a copy after the Louvre drawing, which looks more typical of Pandolfi; she also notes a drawn variant of the composition in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan (F. 286 Inf. 61).
Lit.: N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 266; C. Monbeig Goguel, 'Giovan Giacomo Pandolfi dessinatuer des Marches', "Paragone", LXIV, 759-761, 109-110, May-June 2013, p. 23 (as Pandolfi)
The drawing once belonged to the Sagredo collection in Venice. In spite of the traditional attribution to the Sienese Ventura Salimbeni (1568-1613), it is a good example of Federico Zuccaro's early work.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-6 Nov-Apr, BM, Recent Acquisitions (no cat.)
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Sagredo collection ("S[cuola]. F[iorentina]. n° 210" inscribed in brown ink in the middle of the reverse of the old backing); De Boissieu collection, Lyons.
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