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Allegorical Figure of Purity with a Unicorn

Artist:
Marcantonio Franceschini (Italian, Bologna 1648–1729 Bologna)
Date:
1688–89
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, highlighted with white, over black chalk, on brown-washed paper
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 11 3/4in. (40 x 29.8cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.89
Not on view
Herbert Norman Bier (German, Frankfurt am Main 1905–1981 London)
Morgan Library & Museum, New York. "Drawings from New York Collections, II. The Seventeenth Century in Italy," February 23, 1967–April 22, 1967.

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. II: The Seventeenth Century in Italy. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1967, no. 94.

Dwight Miller "Some unpublished drawings by Marcantonio Franceschini and a proposed chronology" in Master Drawings. vol. 9, Summer 1971, p. 129, no. 2.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, p. 151, no. 90, ill.

James Byam Shaw The Italian Drawings of the Frits Lugt Collection. vol. 1, Paris, 1983, pp. 367-68, no. 373, fig. 98.

Jadranka Bentini, Angelo Mazza , eds. Disegni emiliani del Sei-Settecento: I grandi cicli di affreschi. Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 1990, pp. 186-87, fig. 26.4 (entry by Angelo Mazza).

Dwight Miller Marcantonio Franceschini. Turin, 2001, p. 303, no. D84a.

Laura Giles, Lia Markey, Claire Van Cleave Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton, 2014, p. 239 (text by Claire Van Cleave).



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