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The Blessed Aloysius Gonzaga in Ecstasy

Artist:
Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London)
Date:
ca. 1629
Medium:
Brush and brown ink; enlarged (probably by Pierre-Jean Mariette) below and at right with strips of ca. 7 mm and completed with brush and grey ink; framing line in pen and black ink
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (10.3 x 7.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.207
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left, inscribed "Ant. V. Dyck." in pen and brown ink (18th-century handwriting?). On Mariette's mount, inscribed "44" in graphite (20th-century handwriting). On the verso of the old mount: at upper center, inscribed "Christie's 26/II/74 / lot 80 / en [?] S / 3 V 1976 / lot 165 / St. Luigi Gonzaga / Ex Mariette (L 2097)" in graphite (20th-century handwriting); at lower center, inscribed "20104866/1/73" and "12" in graphite (20th-century handwriting)

Marking: At lower right, the collector's mark of Pierre-Jean Mariette (Lugt 2097)
Pierre Jean Mariette (French, Paris 1694–1774 Paris); his sale, Pierre François Basan (French, Paris 1723–1797 Paris (?)), November 15, 1775-January 30, 1776, part of lot 912; sale, Christie's, London, November 26, 1974, part of lot 80 (as by Anthony van Dyck); sale, Sotheby Mak van Waay B.V., May 3, 1976, lot 165 (as by Anthony van Dyck); sale, Sotheby's, New York, January 25, 2012, lot 145 (as attributed to Anthony van Dyck); Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Mariette sale, Pierre Jean Mariette, F. Basan Catalogue raisonné des différents objets de curiosités dans les sciences et arts qui composent le cabinet de feu Mr Mariette [...] [Sale Paris, Basan, November 15, 1775-January 30, 1776]. Paris, 1775, part of no. 912.

Christie's, London Important Old Master Drawings. [Sale catalogue]. London, November 26-27, 1974, part of 80, pl. 22.

Belagrijke Nederlandse, Vlaamse en Duitse tekeningen/Fine Dutch, Flemish and German drawings. [Sale 260, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, May 3, 1976]. Amsterdam, 1976, cat. no. 165, ill.

Old Master Drawings. [Sale catalogue]. Sotheby's, New York, New York, January 25, 2012, (as attributed to Anthony van Dyck), cat. no. 145, ill.



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