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Allegorical Design for a Ceiling Fresco.

Artist:
Copy after Francesco Albani (Italian, Bologna 1578–1660 Bologna)
Date:
1650–1700
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, over black chalk or leadpoint
Dimensions:
10 7/16 x 28 9/16 in. (26.5 x 72.5 cm), on two glued sheets of paper.
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.570.100
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink by late 17th century hand, beneath flap of paper on recto, and repeated on verso: "Albano fece". Fragmentary inscription in pen and brown ink on verso: "Domenech" [probably, for Domenichino].
Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (Italian, Turin 1854–1931 Turin); János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York); Vendor: János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York)
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.).



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