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Pastoral Scene: Nomads with Sheep and Cattle

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto) (Italian, Genoa 1609–1664 Mantua)

Date:
1609–64
Medium:
Brush, brown, red-brown, blue, and white paint, on brownish paper
Dimensions:
10-1/16 x 14-1/4 in. (25.6 x 36.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.227.22
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink at lower right, 42 [?].

  • Provenance

    Sir James Knowles (British, Reigate 1831–1908 Brighton); Christie's, London, May 27–29, 1908, part of lot 134 (to Carfax); Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry

  • References

    Roger Eliot Fry "Recent Acquisitions of Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 4, no. 1, New York, January 1909, p. 7.

    Walter Mehring European Drawings from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Portfolio of Collotype Reproductions [Vol. 1: Italian Drawings; Vol. 2: Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings; Vol. 3: "New Series": Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and British drawings]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1942-1944, cat. no. 31 (vol.1), fig. no. 31, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 122, fig. no. 122, pp. 91-92, ill.



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