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Adoration of the Shepherds

Artist:
Jusepe de Ribera (called Lo Spagnoletto) (Spanish, Játiva 1591–1652 Naples)
Date:
1645–50
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
9-1/4 x 7-5/16 in. (23.5 x 18.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
68.64
Not on view
Inscription: (Recto): Annotated on mount by hand in early 20th century graphite "ORIGINAL DRAWING / BY / SALVIATI / (GIUSEPPE PORTA) 1520-1572".

(Verso): Annotated in graphite on verso, " Mi5254". Annotated in pen and black ink on verso, obscured by lining; visible but illegible at upper left border of recto. Annotated in pen and brown ink at upper right corner on verso of old mat, "Salviati"; in graphite at lower left corner, "BK". Annotated in graphite at lower left corner of lining, "N. 5254 Ts Ej auctioneer's no. (?)".

Marking: Collector's mark of George L. Laporte, stamped in blue at lower right corner, "G. L." (Lugt 1170).

Watermark: 'Lily in a circle' (close to Heawood nos. 1636, 1637)
Dr. George L. Laporte (New York)New York (Lugt 1170); O’Reilly’s Plaza Art Galleries, New York, April 25, 1968, lot 91 (as Giuseppe Salviati); Lucien Goldschmidt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions 1965-1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spain: Drawings, Prints and Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18, 1989–July 16, 1989.

The Frick Collection, New York. "The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya," October 5, 2010–January 9, 2011.

A New York Private Collector, Collection. Sale cat., New York, The Plaza Art Galleries, April 25, 1968. New York, 1968, no. 91 (Listed as "The Nativity" by Guiseppe Salviati).

Jacob Bean, John J. McKendry "A Fortunate Year." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 27, no. 6, New York, February 1969, p. 314, repr.

Jonathan Brown Jusepe de Ribera: Prints and Drawings Exh. cat., Princeton, Princeton University, The Art Museum and Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, 1973-74. Princeton, 1973, cat. no. 33, fig. no. 60, ill.

Jacob Bean in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Drawings. New York, 1975, p. 58, ill.

Jacob Bean Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions, 1965-1975 Explanatory texts accompanying an exhibition: December 6, 1975 through March 23, 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 58 (entry by Jacob Bean).

Jonathan Brown Jusepe de Ribera, lo Spagnoletto. 1591-1652. Exh. cat., Fort Worth (Texas), Kimbell Art Museum, 1982. Fort Worth, Texas, 1982, fig. no. 83, p. 81.

Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez, Nicola Spinosa Ribera 1591-1652 Exh. cat., Madrid, Museo del Prado, June 2 - August 16, 1992. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1992, fig. no. fig. 12, p. 126, ill.

Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez, Nicola Spinosa Jusepe de Ribera 1591-1652 Exh. cat., September 18 - November 29, 1992. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 1992, cat. no. 118, fig. no. fig. 29, p. 288, ill.

Jonathan Brown, Lisa A. Banner, A. Schulz et al. The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya. Exh. cat., The Frick Collection, New York (October 5, 2010 - January 9, 2011). New York, 2010, pp. 40-41, no. 10 (entry by Jonathan Brown).



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