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The Family of Darius before Alexander (recto); Sketch of a Horse-Drawn Cart, and Studies of Male Heads and an Infant (verso)

Artist:
Gaspare Diziani (Italian, Belluno 1689–1767 Venice)
Date:
1717
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over traces of black chalk; squared in graphite or lead (recto). Framing lines in pen and brown ink; red chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
12-9/16 x 15-7/8 in. (31.9 x 40.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.131.1
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed by the artist in pen and brown ink on verso, "A dresda Lano 1717." Annotated in graphite, "Tent of Darius," "73"and [illegible].
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. Exh. cat., June 16-July 7. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 73.

Jacob Bean "Ninety-sixth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1965-1966, Reports of the Departments: Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 25, New York, October 1966.

Venise au dix-huitième siècle. Peintures, dessins et gravures des collections françaises. Exh. cat. Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1971, cat. no. 45, p. 58.

Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 36, fig. no. 36, pp. 56-57, ill.

Ugo Ruggeri "Gaspare Diziani's Drawings in the Louvre." in Master Drawings. vol. 32, no. 2, Summer 1994. 1994, p. 129.



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