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Saint John Nepomucen Venerating a Crucifix

Gaspare Diziani (Italian, Belluno 1689–1767 Venice)

Date:
1689–1767
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, over traces of black chalk. Lined
Dimensions:
8-15/16 x 6-5/8 in. (22.7 x 16.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.293
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Illegible annotation in pen and brown ink at lower right border (partly cut away).
    Annotated on verso of cardboard support, in blue crayon, "048-2" (?), "Carlo Cignani," "293"; in graphite, "67" (crossed out in graphite); in brown crayon, "293." Numbered "/293/" (?), in graphite (crossed out in graphite).

    Marking: No watermark visible (Sheet glued onto cardboard support).

  • Provenance

    James Jackson Jarves ; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)

  • References

    Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 293.

    Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 35, fig. no. 35, p. 56, ill.



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