St. Matthew, seated on a cloud with legs crossed and dipping a quill into an inkwell held by an angel, who also holds an inscribed scroll, from a series of the four evangelists after Agostino Veneziano, which are in turn after Giulio Romano
Four evangelists after Agostino Veneziano, which are in turn after Giulio Romano
Anonymous, Italian, 16th century
After Agostino Veneziano (Agostino dei Musi) (Italian, Venice ca. 1490–after 1536 Rome)
After Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua)
sheet: 9 7/16 x 6 15/16 in. (23.9 x 17.7 cm)
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered on scroll: 'in. principio. erat. uerbon / er uebon apud deu.' Lettered on cloud at lower left: 'A. V.' and 'P.L.'
Marking: Collectors stamp of Peter Lely (L.2093)
Phyllis D. Massar; Sir Peter Lely (Pieter van der Faes) (British, Soest 1618–1680 London); Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
B.XIV.83.95 (copy in reverse)
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.