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Studies for a Sculpture with Figures of Prudence, Industry and Economy Supported by Slaves and an Oval Plaque with Cartouche; Separate Study for a Cupola (Recto). Studies for Figural Ornament (Verso).

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Foggini (Italian, Florence 1652–1725 Florence)
Date:
1652–1725
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over traces of black chalk (recto and verso)
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 15/16 x 8 3/8 in. (30.3 x 21.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Edward Pearce Casey Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.1016
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink along top edge, in two columns. Each column is taken from an entry in Cesare Ripa's "Iconologia." Included in file are entries from the 1611 Padua edition (New York, 1976).

Left column: "[27...] Industria prima Giovane igniuda / con lelmo in Capo hauendo intorno al / Braccio sinistro riuolto uno manto bian/co nella / mano destra / tena una / spada nu/da".

Right column: 167 Economia / una matrona daspetto uenerando / coronato d'oliuo tenghi nella sinistra un / compasso nella destra una Bacchettina / a accanto un timone di naue".

[transcription by CCB]
Vendor: Sotheby's, New York
Sotheby's, London Old Master Drawings. Sale, Wednesday, January 16th, 1985. London, 1985, cat. no. 192, fig. no. 192 (recto), ill.

David W. Kiehl, R. Craig Miller Architecture on Paper: A Decade of Acquisitions. Exh. cat.: September 7, 1988 - January 8, 1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988, Pamphlet-sized catalogue - unpaginated and unillustrated., n.p.

Kira d' Alburquerque "The Partial Reconstruction of Two Sketchbooks by Giovanni Battista Foggini." Master Drawings. no. 1, vol. 49, 2011, pp. 68, 90, no. B17, figs. 1, 20.



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