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Saint Benedict on a Bed of Thorns

Artist:
Benedetto Luti (Italian, Florence 1666–1724 Rome)
Date:
1666–1724
Medium:
Black chalk, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, on brownish paper
Dimensions:
19-9/16 x 14-5/16 in. (49.7 x 36.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887
Accession Number:
87.12.79
Not on view
Inscription: Numbered in graphite at lower left, 200; inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower right, Benedetti Ludi, on verso, Benedetti Ludi (both annotations by J. P. Zoomer).

Marking: Mark of J. P. Zoomer, lower right corner or recto, J.P.Z. (Lugt 1511).
Jan Pietersz Zoomer (Dutch, Amsterdam 1641–1724 Amsterdam); Donor: Cephas G. Thompson (American, 1809–1888)
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. 749.

Francis H. Dowley "Some Drawings by Benedetto Luti." Art Bulletin. vol. 44, September, 1962, fig. no. 16, p. 223, ill.

I. Faldi Mostra di antichi dipinti restaurati delle Raccolte Accademiche Exh. cat., Rome, Palazzo Carpegna. Rome, June-July, 1968, cat. no. 20, fig. no. pl. 8, pp. 33-34, ill.

Giancarlo Sestieri "Il Punto su Benedetto Luti." in Arte Illustrata. vol. 6, no. 54, August. Arte Illustrata, Rome, August, 1973, fig. no. 8, p. 54, ill.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 266, fig. no. 266, p. 200, ill.

Rodolfo Maffeis Benedetto Luti: l'ultimo maestro. Mandragora, Florence, 2012, cat. no. under cat. 1.9, pp. 228-29, ill.



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