Holy Family

WAG 5105


This work is a finished study for Gimignani's Holy Family which is in Santa Maria dell' Assuzione at Ariccia completed in 1665. The other drawings are in the Gabinetto Nazionale in Rome. This is one of the artworks presented by the Liverpool Royal Institution. Liverpool's economic development grew directly from Britian's involvement with transatlantic slavery: the kidnapping, enslavement and forced migration of people from West Africa to the Americas and many to the Caribbean. Many members of the Royal Institution made their fortunes directly through the trade of indirectly through the wider economy. This wealth was largely how they were able to bring rare art and treasures, such as this, to the city.