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Group of Allegorical figures: Sketch for a Ceiling Decoration ?

Artist:
Francesco Solimena (Italian, Canale di Serino 1657–1747 Barra)
Date:
1657–1747
Medium:
Pen, brown ink, gray wash over black chalk
Dimensions:
10 9/16 x 7 11/16in. (26.8 x 19.5cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Walters, 1917
Accession Number:
17.236.42
Not on view
Inscription: Old annotation in pen and ink on recto: Domco Sci... See also a drawing by Francesco Solimena bearing an identical inscription: accession number 17.236.23.
Annotated in pen and brown ink on verso, La nobilita, La Virtu e La gloria.
Don Sebastián Gabriel de Borbón y Braganza (1811–1875); Don Pedro Alcántara de Borbón y Borbón, Duke of Dúrcal (1862–1892); American Art Galleries, New YorkDúrcal sale, April 10, 1889, Lot no. 141(Our drawing described as "Allegorical group. Nobleness, Virtue and Glory. India ink and pen (Title on back)"); Donor: Henry Walters
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