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St John and St Peter at the empty tomb of Christ

Romanelli, Giovanni Francesco (painter)

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St John and St Peter at the empty tomb of Christ


Romanelli, Giovanni Francesco (painter) [ULAN info: Italian artist, 1610(?)-1662]







Production Notes

One of two paintings commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, which were paid for on October 20, 1641.

Technique Description

oil on silvered copper


height: 46.8 cm
width: 38.4 cm


before 1641


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1985 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Pope Urban VIII, for whom painted; Domenicho, Servio and Cardinal Bichi; Abbé Theulin, Paris, 1927; Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, (?) 25 June 1984, lot 3339; with Hazlitt; Gooden and Fox, from whom bought

With the aid of the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum on behalf of the Museums and Galleries Commission.


  1. Lavin, M.A. (1975) Seventeenth Century Barberini Documents and Inventories of Art, New York [page: 36]
    [comments: no. 286 (?)]

Accession Number

PD.260-1985 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 1029; Input Date: 2000-01-12 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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