Seated Prophet

Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian, San Matteo della Decima 1734–1802 Bologna)

Black chalk (stumped), brush and gray wash, highlighted with white, on beige paper
16-5/8 x 12-5/16 in. (42.2 x 31.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jacob Bean, in memory of Donald P. Gurney, 1989
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    Messrs. Dowell, Edinburgh(sale January 22, 1957, part of no. 121); Colnaghi, New York ; Donald P. Gurney ; Donor: Jacob Bean

  • References

    Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. Ex. cat. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co, 1957, cat. no. 19.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, vol. III: Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings. Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 30-March 21, 1971. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1971, cat. no. 290.

    Catherine Johnston Biblioteca di disegni. XIII. Maestri emiliani del Sei e Settecento.. Florence, Italy, 1976, cat. no. 40, pp. 27-28.

    Hugh MacAndrew Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings: Volume 3, Italian School: Supplement E. vol. 3, Oxford, England, 1980, cat. no. 1001A, p. 163.

    Mimi Cazort , Catherine Johnston Bolognese Drawings in the North American Collections 1500-1800. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1982. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1982, cat. no. 110, p. 146.

    Deborah J. Johnson (With the assistance of 12 contributing authors) Old Master Drawings from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Ex. cat. Providence, 1983, cat. no. 23, p. 79.

    Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1988 - June 30, 1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 119, New York, 1989, pp. 22-23.

    Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 53, fig. no. 53, pp. 72-73, ill.

    Prisco Bagni I Gandolfi. Affreschi, dipinti, bozzetti, disegni. Ex. cat. 1992, cat. no. 668, fig. no. 668, p. 692, ill.

    Mimi Cazort Bella Pittura: The Arts of the Gandolfi. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. Ottawa (June 18 - Sept. 6), Little Rock (Sept. 30 - Nov. 28). 1993, cat. no. 83, p. 93, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History