The Triumph of Cybele

Luca Giordano (Italian, Naples 1634–1705 Naples)

ca. 1697
Brush and brown wash over black chalk
14-3/4 x 20-7/8 in. (37.5 x 53.0 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in brush and gray wash at right border Jorda . . .; in pen and brown ink at lower border, N.º 72. 324Ps, 4 . . . Rs [?].

  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, London- Feb. 27, 1963, no. 21 (as 17th c. Italian); P. & D. Colnaghi & Co

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 21, 1997–October 5, 1997.

  • References

    Michael Milkovich Luca Giordano in America, Paintings, Drawings, and Prints Ex. cat., Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennesse. Memphis, Tennesse, April 1964, p. 39.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 38, fig. no. 38, ill.

    Oreste Ferrari, Giuseppe Scavizzi Luca Giordano. Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, I and II, Naples (3 vols.), 1966, pp. I-p.202;II-2.

    Walter Vitzthum "Review: Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. 2: The Seventeenth Century in Italy (Exh. cat., New York, MMA and PML, by Jacob Bean and Felice Stampfle, 1967)." Burlington Magazine. vol. 109, London, April 1967, cat. no. 769, p. 253.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. II: The Seventeenth Century in Italy. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, February 23-April 22, 1967, cat. no. 125, fig. no. 125, ill.

    Eunice Williams Gods and Heroes, Baroque Images of Antiquity. A loan exhibition from North American collections for the benefit of the archaeological exploration of Sardi, October 30, 1968 - January 4, 1969. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1968.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 230, fig. no. 230, pp. 176-77, ill.

    Manuela B. Mena Marqués Museo del Prado: Catálogo de dibujos, VI: Dibujos italianos del siglo XVII. Ex. cat. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1983, fig. no. 158, p. 97, ill.

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