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Title:The Head of Pompey Presented to Julius Caesar (recto); Study for an Elaborate Door Frame (verso)
Artist:Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (Italian, Venice 1675–1741 Venice)
Medium:Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over red and black chalk; traces of white chalk at upper right edge (recto); pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk; and another black chalk sketch (verso)
Dimensions:11 5/16 x 14 11/16in. (28.7 x 37.3cm)
Credit Line:Gift of John S. Newberry, 1961
Inscription: Annotated in graphite or lead, "Pellegrini," "piu antico" and "5280." On verso, annotated in pen and brown ink at left border, "No 152 - second[...]."
Private Collection, Venice; John S. Newberry
Andor Pigler Barockthemen. Eine Auswahl von Verzeichnissen zur Ikonographie des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. 3 vols., Budapest, 1956-74, vol. 2, p. 374.
Terisio Pignatti "Pellegrini Drawings in Venice." Burlington Magazine. vol. 101, 1959, fig. no. 51, pp. 451, 453, ill.
"Ninety-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1961-1962: Reports of the Departments." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 21, no. 2, New York, October 1962, pp. 64-66, ill.
Terisio Pignatti I disegni veneziani del Settecento. Treviso, n. d. , p. 6, ill.
Venise au dix-huitième siècle. Peintures, dessins et gravures des collections françaises. Exh. cat. Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1971, cat. no. 128, pp. 104-5.
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. 156, fig. no. 156, p. 166-67, ill.
The Glory of Venice. Art in the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art; London, Royal Academy. edited by Jane Martineau, Edited by Andrew Robison, London, 1994, cat. no. no. 42, fig. no. fig. 42, p. 115, ill.
George Knox, Adelheid M. Gealt Pellegrini. Oxford, 1995, cat. no. D. 64, p. 272.
Alessandro Bettagno Antonio Pellegrini: Il maestro veneto del Rococo alle corti d' Europa. exh. Padua, Palazzo della Ragione, 20 Sep 1998 - 10 Jan 1999. Venice, 1998, p. 97.
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