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Christ Carrying the Cross

Artist:
Anonymous, French, 18th century
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, Tournus 1725–1805 Paris)
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Red chalk
Dimensions:
8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in. (20.4 x 26.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.553
Not on view
Inscription: On verso in graphite, "J.B. Greuze"; in black pen, "137"; in blue pencil, "553"; in brown pencil, "553"; in brown pencil, "Q233".

Marking: Stamped in black ink at lower left (recto): collector's mark of Giuseppe Vallardi, Lugt 1223.
Giuseppe Vallardi (Italian, Milan 1784–1863); James Jackson Jarves; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 553, p. 34.



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