The Doctors of the Church

Description
Engraving after painting by Guido Reni once in the Gallery at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Now in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. Print removed from George P. Marsh’s copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 2. William Sharp's print was long considered a masterpiece of the English school of engraving. The Doctors or Fathers of the Catholic Church are shown discussing the doctrine of Immaculate Conception.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1785
engraver
Sharp, William
original artist
Reni, Guido
delineator
Farington, George
publisher
Boydell, John
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 64.5 cm x 43 cm; 25 13/32 in x 16 15/16 in
ID Number
1978.0534.03.60
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.03.60
Credit Line
Marsh Collection
subject
Virgin Mary
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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