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Design with an Eagle Fighting with a Serpent and a Putto in the Sky Holding an Inscribed Banner.

Artist:
Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini) (Italian, Cortona 1596–1669 Rome) , School of
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and black wash over traces of black chalk, highlighted with white and blue-gray gouache, on light brown paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 5/8 x 7 5/16 in. (24.5 x 18.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Janos Scholz, 1954
Accession Number:
54.650
Not on view
Inscription: On the banner held by the putto, in pen and black ink: "Sternit humi foedos [?] hostes x celsa tuetur".
János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York)
Jörg Martin Merz Pietro da Cortona und das Frontispiz zu Antonio Bosios 'Roma sotterranea'. Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft. vol. 30, 2003, p. 243, note 37.

Jörg Martin Merz Pietro da Cortona und sein Kreis. Die Zeichnungen in Düsseldorf. Munich and Berlin, 2005, fig. no. 44., pp. 54, 450 (n., ill.



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