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Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist


l. r. corner in pen: monograms of William Esdaile (Lugt 625) and Charles Rogers (Lugt 2617) verso, in pen l. l." "Formerly in the collection of C. Rogers" "1814 WE P 29 .290" at center in pen: "Cigoli"


Charles Rogers (b. 1711 – d. 1784), London (Lugt 625); April 15-23, 1799, posthumous Rogers sale, Thomas Philipe, London, lot 160. William Esdaile (b. 1758 – d. 1837), London (Lugt 2617); June 18, 1840, posthumous Esdaile sale, Christie and Manson, London, lot 341. December 17, 2010, anonymous sale, Piasa, Paris, lot 4 to Thomas Williams Fine Art, London; 2013, sold by Thomas Williams, through W. M. Brady and Co., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund


Sheet: 24.1 x 17.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink and wash with black chalk, squared for transfer


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