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Sebastiano Ricci (Italian, Belluno 1659–1734 Venice)

Date:
1659–1734
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over red and a little black chalk
Dimensions:
11-3/16 x 7-1/2 in. (28.4 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.120.6
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Illegible annotation in graphite, at bottom left of sheet (see also acc. no. 67.65), and, in pen and brown ink, at bottom right corner (sheet cropped at lower border).
    Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower border of old mount, "Sebastian Ricci"; at bottom left, in graphite, "102"; at bottom right, "JB" (Lugt 1419).
    Annotated on verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, "J:B N:512. / 11¼ by 7½" (Lugt 1420).

    Marking: Collector's mark on bottom right, "JB" (Lugt 1419).
    Annotated on verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, "J:B N:512. / 11¼ by 7½" (Lugt 1420).

  • Provenance

    John Barnard (London, died 1784)The drawing may have been included in the John Barnard sale held at Leicester Square, London, Feb. 17, 1787, see number 1, "Three by Imperiale and Seb. Ricci"; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co ; Hugh N. Squire (London)

  • References

    Jacob Bean "Form and Function in Italian Drawings: Observations on Several New Acquisitions." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 21, no. 7, New York, March 1963, fig. no. pl. 8, p. 235.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 39.

    Michael Milkovich Sebastiano and Marco Ricci in America. Exh. cat., Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, and University of Kentucky Art Gallery, Lexington. Memphis, Tennessee, 1966, cat. no. 67, p. 51.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 30-March 21, 1971. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 5, fig. no. 5, p. 22.

    Aldo Rizzi Sebastiano Ricci disegnatore. Exh. cat., Museo Civico, Sala Aiace del Comune, Udine. Museo Civico, Sala Aiace del Comune, Udine, Udine, 1975, cat. no. no. 72, 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. 320, fig. no. 320, p. 242., ill.



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