Francesco Solimena (Italian, Canale di Serino 1657–1747 Barra)
Black chalk (recto); design for a door or window frame (verso)
6 3/8 x 8 3/4in. (16.2 x 22.2cm)
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1976
Not on view
Inscription: Numbered in pen and brown ink at lower left, 31; at lower right, 282 [?].
Benno Geiger (German, 1882–1965)(according to note on photo in Witt Library); Sotheby's, London- sale December 7-10, 1920, part of no. 305(Property of a Gentleman, sold as a lot with three other drawings by Solimena. The copy of the catalogue in the MMA Library has the price of lot no. 305 as 10 English pound and the buyer as Reader written in the border.); Christie's, London- sale June 25, 1974, no. 194, repr.; Yvonne Tan Bunzl
Jacob Bean "Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 107, New York, 1977, p. 45.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 356, fig. no. 356, p. 270, ill.