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Figure Studies: Three Sketches of Cain Killing Abel, with an Altar of Sacrifice at Center, Two Standing Women, a Hand, and a Seated Child with a Squirrel

Artist:
Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)
Date:
1510–61
Medium:
Pen and brown ink.
Dimensions:
8 5/8 x 11 13/16in. (21.9 x 30cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Hewitt Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
19.76.15
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink on verso in W. Gibson's hand, "Semoleo .8.2."; and at lower border of old mount, "Becca Fume" (the capital letters B and F in one hand, the lower case letters in another).
Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); William Gibson (British, ca. 1644–1703), British; Henry Herbert, tenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1734–1794, Wilton House, Wiltshire), by 1772; by descent to Reginald Herbert, fifteenth earl of Pembroke (British, 1880–1960, Wilton House, Wiltshire); Pembroke Sale, Sotheby's, London, July 5–6, 9–10, 1917, no. 398 (as Domenico Beccafumi)
Mary C. Taylor, University of Michigan Museum of Art European drawings from the Sonnenschein Collection and related drawings in the collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. 1976, p. 5, under cat. 6.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 83, fig. no. 83, pp. 94-95, ill.

Anne Varick Lauder Battista Franco. Inventaire général des dessins italiens Musée du Louvre, Départment des arts graphiques. 8, Paris and Milan, 2009, p. 285, under cat. C4.



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