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Martyrdom of a Female Saint (Agnes?)

Artist:
Camillo Procaccini (Italian, Bologna 1555–1629 Milan)
Date:
1605–9
Medium:
Charcoal, brush and gray wash, highlighted with white gouache, on brown paper; ruled lines in pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
18-1/8 x 12-1/4 in. (46.0 x 31.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.223
Not on view
This highly finished modello, drawn with richness of materials, was recognized as the work of Camillo Procaccini by Philip Pouncey in 1953 and identified by Nancy Ward Neilson in 1968 as a study for a painting of the same subject by Camillo in the Santuario dell'Addolorata at Rho (near Milan), datable around 1605-1609 (Neilson 1979, p. 63, fig. 142). In both the painting and the drawing the Castel Sant'Angelo seen at right identifies the place of martyrdom as Rome: the victim could be Saint Agnes. The Museum owns a second drawing for the same composition, a detailed study in red chalk for the face of the Roman soldier seen at left (acc. no. 1975.131.19).
Inscription: Annotated on backing in graphite in center of verso: Camillo Procaccini; on backing in graphite at upper left of verso: 8.

Marking: Annotated on backing in lower right corner of recto: 228877 (Colnaghi stock number).
Michael Jaffé, Cambridge; Sotheby's, London, 11 November, 1965, no. 53
Morgan Library & Museum, New York. "Drawings from New York Collections, II. The Seventeenth Century in Italy," February 23, 1967–April 22, 1967.

Wynne R.H. Jeudwine Old Master Drawings Presented by W. R. Jeudwine Exh. cat. London, 1955, cat. no. 47, ill.

Old Master Drawings. Exh. cat. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., 1956, cat. no. 8.

"Advertisement for a sale at Sotheby and Co., November 11." in The Burlington Magazine. vol. 107, November 1965, p. xxiii, ill.

Michael Jaffé collection. Sotheby, London, Nov. 11, 1965. Sotheby's, London, London, 1965, cat. no. no. 53, ill.

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, cat. no. 2, ill.

Walter Vitzthum "Review: Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. 2: The Seventeenth Century in Italy (Exh. cat., New York, MMA and PML, by Jacob Bean and Felice Stampfle, 1967)." Burlington Magazine. vol. 109, London, April 1967, p. 253.

James Byam Shaw Drawings by Old Masters at Christ Church, Oxford. Oxford, 1976, p. 299, mentioned under no. 1195, cat. no. 1190, p. 298.

Nancy Ward Neilson Camillo Procaccini. Paintings and Drawings. New York and London, 1979, fig. no. 143, p. 156.

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. 200, fig. no. 200, pp. 204-05, ill.

Frederick den Broeder Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle. Exh. cat. Princeton University Art Museum, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois; The Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina. 1991, p. 89.

William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (January 11 - March 27, 1994). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, pp. 194-95, no. 53, cat. no. \.



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