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Historical Scene (Composition Study for Chapelle de Guise)

Artist:
Niccolò dell' Abate (Italian, Modena 1509–1571 Fontainebleau (?))
Date:
16th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, highlighted with white gouache over traces of black chalk; framing outlines with pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
sheet: 6 9/16 x 10 1/16 in. (16.6 x 25.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.492
Not on view
Inscription: Verso inscribed by the Abbé Desneux de la Noue (Lugt 661); inventory number in red chalk by Everhard Jabach, "no. 226" (Lugt 2979; Py 840); annotation by unidentified 17th century collector collector, attributing the drawing to Polidoro da Caravaggio.
Abbé Desneux de la Noue (French, died before 1657)his inscription on verso; Everhard Jabach (French, 1618–1695 Paris)his number in red chalk, inv. no. 226; Unidentified Collector (Dutch, 17th century); Private Collection, New York
Dominique Cordellier Primatice, Maître de Fontainebleau. Exh. cat., Musée du Louvre, Paris. Edited by Dominique Cordellier, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, 2004, (text by Dominique Cordellier), p. 404, n. 32.

Sylvie Béguin, Francesca Piccinini Nicoló dell'Abate: Storie dipinte nella pittura del Cinquecento tra Modena e Fontainebleau. Exh. cat., Foro Boario, Modena. Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, 2005, p. 418.

Bernadette Py "Everhard Jabach: Supplement of Identifiable Drawings from the 1695 Estate Inventory." Master Drawings. Vol. 45, No. 1, 2007, cat. no. cat. 840, fig. no. 14.



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