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Cartoon Fragment for Adolescent Angel Leaning on a Tablet or Closed Book

Artist:
Marcantonio Franceschini (Italian, Bologna 1648–1729 Bologna)
Date:
ca. 1690–95
Medium:
Brush with brown wash and gouache, over traces of granular charcoal underdrawing, on six glued sheets of paper; lined with canvas
Dimensions:
23 3/8 x 34 5/8in. (59.4 x 87.9cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.20.194
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated at lower right corner, in red gouache, with the Museum's old inventory number: "X-151." The verso bears a 19th century annotation in pen and brown ink on a label glued to the canvas backing: "Firenze [...]72/ Disegno in carta tinta originale del/ Correggio, Representante una mezza figu/ ra d'Angelo-- questa istessa figura/ si trova dipinta a fresco in Parma in/ una parete di un avanzo di Cupula che/ tuttavia esiste in un locale presso la / Catedrale di detta Citta di Parma/ Luigi Menarelli."
Carmen C. Bambach "Fresco Cartoons by Carlo Cignani and Marcantonio Franceschini." Master Drawings. vol. 36, no. 2, 1998, fig. no. 26, pp. 174-175, 179, ill.



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