Putto and Angel Holding a Banderole.,

Antonio Franchi (Il Lucchese) Italian

This drawing and a second one (1987.307) were associated by Marco Chiarini and Lawrence Turčić with frescoed pendentives by Antonio Franchi in the second chapel on the left in the church of San Frediano at Cestello, near Florence. Franchi's decorations in this chapel, which is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, are signed and dated 1706. The putto and angel in these drawings appear in the pendentives above the altar. The Metropolitan Museum possesses a drawing by Antonio Puglieschi (1660-1732) for the decoration of another chapel of San Frediano in Cestello (Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 1985.101).

Not on view

Public Domain

Object Details

Artist: Antonio Franchi (Il Lucchese) (Italian, Villa Basilica near Lucca 1638–1709 Florence)

Date: 1706

Medium: Brush and pink and white tempera, over red chalk, on brownish paper

Dimensions: Sheet: 6 9/16 x 7 3/8 in. (16.7 x 18.7 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: Gift of Kate Ganz, in memory of Paul H. Ganz, 1987

Accession Number: 1987.288

Kate and Paul H. Ganz
Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no.118, New York, 1988, p. 23.

Jacob Bean, William M. Griswold 18th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, cat. no. 48, fig. no. 48, pp. 67-68, ill.