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Benedetto Luti (Italian, Florence 1666–1724 Rome)

Black and red chalk, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white
15-7/16 x 21-3/4 in. (39.2 x 55.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink on old mount at center of lower border, Benedetto Luti.

  • Provenance

    Thomas Brand Hollis ; Walt Disney (American, Chicago, Illinois 1901–1966 Burbank, California)according to Christie's; Walt Disney (American, Chicago, Illinois 1901–1966 Burbank, California); Christie's, LondonJuly 1, 1969, no. 128, repr.; Hans M. Calmannin 1969

  • References

    Rodolfo Maffeis Benedetto Luti: l'ultimo maestro. Mandragora, Florence, 2012, cat. no. under cat. 1.23, pp. 252-54.

    Edgar Peters Bowron, Edgar Peters Bowron, Joseph J. Rishel, Philadelphia Museum of Art Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 2000, (entry by Edgar Peters Bowron), cat. no. 367, pp. 523-524, ill.

    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. 50, fig. no. 50, p. 38, ill.

    Jacob Bean Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971. Exh. cat.: January 18 - April 16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 29, p. 12.

    Giancarlo Sestieri "Il Punto su Benedetto Luti." in Arte Illustrata. vol. 6, no. 54, August. Arte Illustrata, Rome, August, 1973, fig. no. 4, p. 233, pp. 244-45, ill.

    Jacob Bean Artists in Rome in the 18th Century: Drawings and Prints [cover title: Rome in the 18th century]. Ex. cat.: February 7 - May 7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1978.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 267, fig. no. 267, pp. 200f, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History