Antonio Franchi (Il Lucchese) (Italian, Villa Basilica near Lucca 1638–1709 Florence)
Brush and pink and white tempera, over red chalk, on brownish paper
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 7 3/8 in. (16.7 x 18.7 cm)
Gift of Kate Ganz, in memory of Paul H. Ganz, 1987
Not on view
This drawing and a second one (1987.307) were associated by Marco Chiarini and Lawrence Turčić with frescoed pendentives by Antonio Franchi in the second chapel on the left in the church of San Frediano at Cestello, near Florence. Franchi's decorations in this chapel, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, are signed and dated 1706. The putto and angel in these drawings appear in the pendentives above the altar. The Metropolitan Museum possesses a drawing by Antonio Puglieschi (1660-1732) for the decoration of another chapel of San Frediano in Cestello (Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 1985.101).
Kate and Paul H. Ganz
Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no.118, New York, 1988, p. 23.
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. 48, fig. no. 48, pp. 67-68, ill.
Artist: Antonio Franchi (Il Lucchese) (Italian, Villa Basilica near Lucca 1638–1709 Florence)Date: 1706Medium: Brush and pink and white tempera, over red chalk, on brownish paper (recto). Red chalk tracing of the angel done from the recto (verso).
Accession: 1987.307On view in:Not on view
Artist: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto) (Italian, Genoa 1609–1664 Mantua)Date: 1645–50Medium: Brush with colored oil paint; paper partly saturated with oil; linedAccession: 62.126On view in:Not on view
Artist: Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp)Date: 1617Medium: Black, red, and white chalk, blue pastel, and pen and brown and black ink on light brown laid paperAccession: 1999.222On view in:Not on view