The Doctors of the Church


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.

Date Made: 1785

Engraver: Sharp, WilliamOriginal Artist: Reni, GuidoDelineator: Farington, GeorgePublisher: Boydell, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Virgin Mary


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Credit Line: Marsh Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0534.03.60Accession Number: 1978.0534Catalog Number: 1978.0534.03.60

Object Name: printengravingObject Type: Engraving

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


Record Id: nmah_784925

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