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Holy Family with St John the Baptist and angels

Menzocchi, Francesco (Vecchio di San Bernardo) (draughtsman)

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Holy Family with St John the Baptist and angels


Menzocchi, Francesco (Vecchio di San Bernardo) (draughtsman) [ULAN info: Italian artist, c.1502-1584]







Production Notes

a modello for the painting of the same subject by Menzocchi in the Bob Jones University collection, Granville, North Carolina (no. P.58.123), which he has dated on stylistic grounds to the 1560's (Stephen Pepper)

Technique Description

point of the brush, pen and brown ink, heightened with white on traces of black chalk, on paper


height: 267 mm
width: 233 mm


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1991 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Zaccario Sagredo, Venice; de Boissieu; P. Scarpa (cf. Lugt 2103a); sale, Sotheby's, 1 July 1991, lot 18 (as Emidian); with Kate Ganz from whom bought by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

With a contribution from Kate Ganz.

Standard print ref/s


  1. Scrase, David 'A drawing by Francesco Menzocchi acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum', [page: 773-6]
    Source title: Burlington Magazine (November 1991)
  2. Turner, Nicholas (2000) Federico Barocci, Colmar, Paris [page: 10]
    [comments: Fig. 2.]


brown ink (medium)
whitening (medium)
black chalk (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.39-1991 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 7584; Input Date: 2000-06-16 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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