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Design for a Cartouche with a Lion's Head and Nimbus

Artist:
Carlo Bianconi (Italian, Bologna 1732–1802 Milan)
Date:
1732–1802
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and green wash with framing lines in gray-green ink
Dimensions:
7 x 8- 7/16 in. (17.8 x 21.4 cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.570.312
Not on view
Marking: Stamp in purple ink (Lugt 47a, as can be reconstructed from the examples of the stamp when whole) of the Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (1854-1931).
Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (Italian, Turin 1854–1931 Turin); Vendor: János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 15, 2002–October 6, 2002.

Mary L. Myers Architectural and Ornament Drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, The Bibiena Family & Other Italian Draughtsmen. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 12, no. 6, repr.

János Scholz Italian Master Drawings 1350-1800 from the Janos Scholz Collection. New York, 1976, p. ix (discussing generally the group of 312 drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that includes the present drawing, all as emanating from the Royal House of Savoy and as having been sold to Scholz about 1952 by a dealer.).

Piera Giovanna Tordella Il collezionismo dei disegni a Torino e in Piemonte da Emanuele Filiberto all'età napoleonica. "...quei leggierissimi tocchi di penna o matita..." Le prime collezioni di disegni in Piemonte. Ed. by Gianni Carlo Sciolla, Milan and Regione Piemonte, 1996, pp. 25-26 and note 66 (quoting Scholz's recollection and noting the Turinese provenance of some drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.).

Chiara Basalti Il disegno di ornato nellla seconda metá del Settecento a Bologna tra tradizione e innovazione. Ph.D. diss., Universitá di Bologna, under the direction of Emilia Calibi and Anna Ottani Cavina. Bologna, 2008-2009, p. 265 (as Carlo Bianconi).

Chiara Basalti "Nuove proposte sul fondo Antonio Certani: disegni di ornato di Mauro Tesi, Carlo Bianconi e Giacomo Rossi." Saggi e Memorie di storia dell'arte.. 34, 2010, p. 310 and note 40 (as Carlo Bianconi).



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