Religion Kneeling before a Monstrance, Attended by Putti

Cigoli (Ludovico Cardi) Italian

Not on view

With remarkable quickness and concision, Cigoli 
drew the allegorical figure of Religion kneeling before 
a monstrance (a sacred vessel). The curved border at 
left indicates that the study was perhaps preparatory 
for a specific architectural space. Attendant putti hold epigrams signifying Christ (INRI and IHS). The sheet once belonged to Sigismondo Coccapani, a close follower of Cigoli’s.

Religion Kneeling before a Monstrance, Attended by Putti, Cigoli (Ludovico Cardi) (Italian, Castello di Cigoli 1559–1613 Rome), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk

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