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Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saint Basil the Great and Saint John the Baptist and Donor

Artist:
Niccolò dell' Abate (Italian, Modena 1509–1571 Fontainebleau (?))
Date:
1540–50
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash. Mounted on board
Dimensions:
9 1/8 x 7 5/8in. (23.2 x 19.4cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.45
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower left, Raphael d'urbino; numbered in graphite at upper left, 32.

Marking: Collector's mark: Capital 'C' (Lugt 474) previously identfied with Pierre Crozat (1661-1740).
UnidentifiedFrench (?) Collector (Lugt 474); Walter Hugelshofer According to Harry G. Sperling; Galerie Fischer, Lucerne; Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 16, 1983–April 17, 1983.

Foro Boario, Modena. "Nicolo dell' Abate: storie dipinte nella pittura del Cinquecento tra Modena e Fontainebleau," March 20, 2005–June 19, 2005.

Master Drawings from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat. Adolph Loewi, Inc., 1965, p. 1, no. 1 (as Bartolomeo Ramenghi, Bagnacavallo).

Emilio Negro Gaspare Pagani e il giovane Nicolò dell'Abate Prospettiva. 68, 1968, pp. 61, 64.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, p. 17, no. 1.

Sylvie Béguin Contribution à l'étude des rapports des artistes émiliens et bellifontains. in Le arti a Bologna e in Emilia dal XVI al XVII secolo: atti del XXIV Congresso internazionale di Storia dell'arte. Ed. by Andrea Emiliani, 1982, pp. 55-56, note 51, fig. 71.

Sylvie Béguin, Francesca Piccinini Nicoló dell'Abate: Storie dipinte nella pittura del Cinquecento tra Modena e Fontainebleau. Exh. cat., Foro Boario, Modena. Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, 2005, p. 247, no. 33 (entry by Sylvie Béguin).



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