La Sainte Famille (The Holy Family)

Michel Dorigny, French, 1617 - 1665
after Simon Vouet, French, 1590 - 1649



Etching on laid paper

Plate: 14 × 10 1/16 in. (35.5 × 25.6 cm)

Sheet: 15 3/4 × 11 9/16 in. (40 × 29.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: France, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, within image, center right: ecce agnus [rest indistinct; paper being read by Christ]; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: Literulas infans christus legit:ipse Joanni / scribenti mirâ rexerat arte manum.; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Simon voüet pinxit; inscribed, in plate, lower center: Cum priuilegio Regis.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: M. Dorigny Sculpsit-1642; Watermark, center: [indistinct]

Exhibition History

Northern Artists in Italy, 1500-1800, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 7-July 17, 1994.


Dr. David James, Miami, Florida; sold to present collection, 1964.

Catalogue Raisonne

Robert-Dumesnil (1835), Vol. 4: 84; Weigert (1954), IFF, Vol. 3: 84;

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