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Design for the Left Half of an Altar

Artist:
Mauro Antonio Tesi (Italian, Montalbano 1730–1766 Bologna)
Date:
1730–66
Medium:
Pen and deep brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
5 9/16 x 2 3/8in. (14.1 x 6cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.570.209
Not on view
Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (Italian, Turin 1854–1931 Turin); János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York)
Mary L. Myers Architectural and Ornament Drawings: Juvarra, Vanvitelli, The Bibiena Family & Other Italian Draughtsmen. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, cat. no. 58, fig. no. 58, p. 42, ill.

János Scholz Italian Master Drawings 1350-1800 from the Janos Scholz Collection. New York, 1976, p. ix (discussing generally the group of 312 drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that includes the present drawing, all as emanating from the Royal House of Savoy and as having been sold to Scholz about 1952 by a dealer.).

Marinella Pigozzi et al. Francesco Fontanesi 1751-1795: Scenografia e decorazione nella seconda meta del Settecento. Exh. cat., Civici musei di Reggio Emilia. Reggio Emilia: Civici Musei, 1988.

Piera Giovanna Tordella Il collezionismo dei disegni a Torino e in Piemonte da Emanuele Filiberto all'età napoleonica. "...quei leggierissimi tocchi di penna o matita..." Le prime collezioni di disegni in Piemonte. Ed. by Gianni Carlo Sciolla, Milan and Regione Piemonte, 1996, pp. 25-26 and note 66 (quoting Scholz's recollection and noting the Turinese provenance of some drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.).



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