Allegorical Figure of Charity

Marcantonio Franceschini (Italian, Bologna 1648–1729 Bologna)
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, highlighted with white, on brown washed paper
15-13/16 x 11-3/4 in. (40.2 x 29.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Herbert Norman Bier (German); Harry G. Sperling, purchased by him in London in 1963.; Donor: Bequest of Harry G. Sperling
Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. II: The Seventeenth Century in Italy. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1967, p. 83.

Dwight Miller "Some unpublished drawings by Marcantonio Franceschini and a proposed chronology" in Master Drawings. vol. 9, Summer 1971, cat. no. 2, p. 129.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 192, fig. no. 192, pp. 151-52, ill.

James Byam Shaw The Italian Drawings of the Frits Lugt Collection. vol. 1, Paris, 1983, cat. no. 372, p. 368.

Jadranka Bentini, Angelo Mazza , eds. Disegni emiliani del Sei-Settecento: I grandi cicli di affreschi. Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 1990, p. 185, fig. 26.2, ill.

Dwight Miller Marcantonio Franceschini. Turin, 2001, p. 303, no. D84c.

Laura Giles, Lia Markey, Claire Van Cleave Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton, 2014, p. 239, under nos. 37-40 (text by Claire Van Cleave).