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The Massacre of the Innocents

Artist:
Giovanni Battista della Rovere (Italian, Milan ca. 1575–ca. 1630 Milan (?))
Date:
ca. 1590
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk (recto). Sketch for the decoration of a spandrel in pen and brown ink over red chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
15-11/16 x 21-13/16 in. (39.9 x 55.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.149
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink in the artist's hand on verso, J.B.R. mediolani / 1590 / Adi 10 Agosto / varalo; a further but illegible annotation in the artist's hand (?) at upper right of verso.
Annotated in pen and brown ink on verso in a different hand from that of signature, ...Antonio Costa / ...tova sola (?) [or sala].
Possibly an inscription or notation incorporated into the composition, lower right in brown ink.
William H. Schab Gallery
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 16, 1983–April 17, 1983.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp. 228-29, no. 228, ill.

Italienische Zeichnungen des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts: eine Auswahl aus den Beständen der Kunsthalle Bremen. Bremen, 1994, p. 36, fig. 1, under cat. no. 13, ill.

Piero Boccardo Gênes triomphante e la Lombardie des Borromée: dessins des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles Exh. cat. Musée Fesch d'Ajaccio. Montreuil, 2006, p. 92.

Carla Falcone, Paola Angeleri Arti figurative in Valsesia: i disegni della Pinacoteca di Varallo. Biella, 2008, p. 15.



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