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The Holy Family

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1849-1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:

    E.2910-1932

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box F

Physical description

Colour print, with domed top, depicting the Virgin Mary, seated, with the infant Christ on her lap. To the right is the infant St. John the Baptist, with cross, looking towards Christ and Mary and holding his hands in prayer.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1849-1850 (published)

Artist/maker

Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter Patentee.'
Lettered on print

Dimensions

Height: 5.9375 in, Width: 3.875 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'The Holy Family,' Baxter-process print, England, 1849-1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 234
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Holy family

Categories

Prints; Christianity; Religion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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