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The Annunciation

Artist:
Antonio Gionima (Italian, Venice 1697–1732 Bologna)
Date:
ca. 1731
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk
Dimensions:
10-1/4 x 7-3/4 in. (26 x 19.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.156
Not on view
Lawrence Turcic first recognized the hand of Antonio Gionima in this drawing in 1982, and his attribution has met with wide acceptance. The Museum's drawing is comparable in style and technique to numerous studies by the artist. As pointed out by Jacob Bean, among these, an important piece of evidence is found in the case of the Holy Family in Saint Joseph's workshop, drawn in red chalk (Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art 58.157, Providence), which bears on the verso a signed letter by the artist and dated 1731.
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. 156, p. 14.

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. 76, fig. no. 76, p. 90, ill.

Laura Giles, Lia Markey, Claire Van Cleave Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton, 2014, p. 180 n.7 (text by Giada Damen).



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