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The Virgin and Child Appearing to Saint Agatha and Saint Lucy

Artist:
Nicola Grassi (Italian, Formeaso before 1682–ca. 1750 Turin (?))
Date:
1682–1750
Medium:
Red chalk. Framing lines in pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
6 x 4 7/16in. (15.3 x 11.3cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1880
Accession Number:
80.3.219
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated on paper support on verso, in blue crayon, "It5 [or s] - A13" along upper left border; below, "Moretto da Brescia"; at center, in graphite, "107" (crossed out in graphite); in blue crayon, "219." Along bottom border, in brown crayon, "219," and, in graphite, "219 (192)" [?], crossed out in graphite.

Marking: No watermark visible (sheet glued onto secondary paper support).
James Jackson Jarves; Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York); Donor: Cornelius Vanderbilt (American, Staten Island, New York 1843–1899 New York)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 219, p. 17.

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. 78, fig. no. 78, pp. 91-92, ill.



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