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Alexander the Great Offering His Concubine Campaspe to the Painter Apelles

Artist:
Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian, San Matteo della Decima 1734–1802 Bologna)
Date:
1793–1797
Medium:
Black chalk (stumped), highlighted with white, on brownish paper
Dimensions:
12-1/16 x 16-7/8 in. (30.6 x 42.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.132.3
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in black chalk on verso, "G.G fe. f. 1797"

Marking: Watermark: Anchor in a circle with a star above and initials GH [?] pendant.
Waddingham and Son; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from New York Collections. III: The Eighteenth Century in Italy," January 30, 1971–March 21, 1971.

Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. Exh. cat., June 19 - July 21. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., 1962, cat. no. 22.

Jacob Bean "Ninety-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1962-1963: Reports of the Departments." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 22, no. 2, New York, October 1963, p. 64.

Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 291, ill.

Mimi Cazort "Settecento Emiliano". 1979, cat. no. 285, p. 135.

David Draper, Joan R. Mertens Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Memories and Revivals of the Classical Spirit. Exh. cat., National Pinakothiki, Alexander Soutzos Museum, Athens. National Pinakothiki, Alexander Soutzos Museum, Athens, 1979, cat. no. 74, ill.

Roberta J. M. Olson Italian Drawings 1780-1890 Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1980. New York, 1980, cat. no. 1, ill.

Hugh MacAndrew Italian Drawings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exh. cat. Boston, 1983, cat. no. 51, p. 45.

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. 57, fig. no. 57, p. 74, ill.

Prisco Bagni I Gandolfi. Affreschi, dipinti, bozzetti, disegni. Exh. cat. 1992, cat. no. 411, p. 435, ill.



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