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The Birth of Adonis

Artist:
Marcantonio Franceschini (Italian, Bologna 1648–1729 Bologna)
Date:
ca. 1684
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
9 9/16 x 15 15/16in. (24.3 x 40.5cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of The Drawing Shop, 1961
Accession Number:
61.156
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink at lower left, Francischini; in another hand, from vo.1 1st: no. 40 (indicating the drawing's place in the Pembroke albums).
possibly Henry Herbert, tenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1734–1794, Wilton House, Wiltshire)(according to Pembroke insription on the old mount); The Drawing Shop; Donor: The Drawing Shop
Dwight Miller "Some unpublished drawings by Marcantonio Franceschini and a proposed chronology" in Master Drawings. vol. 9, Summer 1971, cat. no. 2, fig. no. pl.8, p. 127, ill.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 189, fig. no. 189, p. 149, ill.

Daniele Benati , ed. Disegni emiliani del Sei-Settecento. Quadri da Stanza e da altare.. Milan, 1991, fig. no. 51.1, p. 198, ill.

Dwight Miller Marcantonio Franceschini. Turin, 2001, p. 303, no. D82.



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