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Staircase in the Palazzo Barberini, Palestrina

Artist:
Charles Joseph Natoire (French, Nîmes 1700–1777 Castel Gandolfo)
Date:
mid-18th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk, heightened with white
Dimensions:
9 1/16 x 8 15/16 in. (23 x 22.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of H. M. Calmann, 1952
Accession Number:
52.138
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at the lower left in the artist's hand: "veue du palais Barbarin di palestrine"

Marking: Collector's mark of Eugène Rodrigues (Lugt 897), stamped in black ink at lower right corner.
Eugène Rodrigues (Paris 1853–?1928); Donor: Hans M. Calmann
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Artists in Rome in the 18th Century: Drawings and Prints," February 28, 1978–May 7, 1978.

Bean and Turcic 1986.209
Susanna Caviglia-Brunel Charles-Joseph Natoire, 1700-1777. Paris, 2012, cat. no. DR. 43, p. 514, ill.



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