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Study for the Decoration of a Vault

Orazio Samacchini (Italian, Bologna 1532–1577 Bologna)

Date:
1532–77
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, over black chalk, on blue-green paper
Dimensions:
15-3/8 x 10-1/16 in. (39.1 x 25.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.66.6
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower left, Cherubino Alberti.

    Marking: Collector's mark of Sir Thomas Lawrence, London, stamped blind at lower left corner (Lugt 2445); Collector's mark of Thomas Hudson, London, stamped in black at lower left corner (Lugt 2432).

  • Provenance

    Thomas Hudson (British, Devonshire 1701–1779 Twickenham); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Sotheby's, London, March 23, 1971, no. 56, purchased by the Met; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art".

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 22, 2002–July 14, 2002.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 14, 2008–July 13, 2008.

  • References

    Jacob Bean Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971. Exh. cat.: January 18 - April 16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 50, p. 21.

    Renato Roli "Disegni bolognesi: le mostre di Ottawa e di Stoccarda." in Paragone. vol. 389, July 1982, p. 71.

    Mimi Cazort , Catherine Johnston Bolognese Drawings in the North American Collections 1500-1800. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1982. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1982, cat. no. 14, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 235, fig. no. 235, pp. 233-34, ill.

    Diane DeGrazia Correggio and His Legacy, Sixteenth Century Emilian Drawings. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Washington, DC, 1984, Note 6, pp. 338, 340.

    Mario Di Giampaolo "Disegni di Orazio Samacchini per il transetto nord del duomo di Parma." Antichita' Viva. nos. 1/3, vol. XXIV, 1985, pp. 50-52, ill.

    William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat.: January 11 - March 27, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, cat. no. 13, fig. no. p. 151, pp. 15-16, ill.

    Mario Di Giampaolo Mario di Giampaolo. Scritti sul disegno italiano 1971-2008. ed. by Cristiana Garofalo, Florence, 2010, fig. no. 2, p. 197, ill.



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