The Annunciation

Antonio Gionima Italian

Not on view

Lawrence Turcic first recognized the hand of Antonio Gionima in this drawing in 1982, and his attribution has met with wide acceptance. The Museum's drawing is comparable in style and technique to numerous studies by the artist. As pointed out by Jacob Bean, among these, an important piece of evidence is found in the case of the Holy Family in Saint Joseph's workshop, drawn in red chalk (Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art 58.157, Providence), which bears on the verso a signed letter by the artist and dated 1731.

The Annunciation, Antonio Gionima (Italian, Venice 1697–1732 Bologna), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk

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