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Drawings from New York Collections. Vol. 3, The Eighteenth Century in Italy

Drawings from New York Collections. Vol. 3, The Eighteenth Century in Italy

Bean, Jacob, and Felice Stampfle
1971
450 pages
300 illustrations
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This is the third in a series of catalogues published jointly by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Pierpont Morgan Library to record exhibitions of drawings from the two institutions and from distinguished private collections. The exhibitions and the books that illustrate them will ultimately document the finest traditions of European draughtsmanship, from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century.

The Eighteenth Century in Italy, which follows The Italian Renaissance and The Seventeenth Century in Italy, contains reproductions of 300 drawings, presented one to a page. The book brings together, chronologically, brilliant works by G. B. Tiepolo, Canaletto, Francesco Guardi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and Domenico Tiepolo—as well as drawings of fifty-one other masters of the Settecento.

As in the preceding catalogues, the photographic reproductions have been made directly from the drawings themselves in order to retain, as much as possible, the original tonalities. Each of the 300 drawings has a commentary, record of provenance and exhibitions, technical description, and bibliography. And, for the first time in the series, many watermarks have been drawn and reproduced photographically.

The Prophetess Deborah Ordering Barak to Take Arms against Sisera, Francesco Solimena  Italian, Brush and black ink, brush and gray wash, over black chalk (recto); small black chalk sketch of a nude male figure (verso)
1728–33
The Mock Visit of Ceremony, Faustino Bocchi  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, over black chalk. Squared in black chalk
1659–1742
Figure Studies, Sebastiano Ricci  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over red and a little black chalk
1659–1734
Allegory with Figures of Hope, Time, and Death, Sebastiano Ricci  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, over red and black chalk
1659–1734
Studies for an Education of the Virgin: Saint Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read, Sebastiano Ricci  Italian, Pen and brown ink over black chalk
1659–1734
Studies of a Reclined Woman on a Seashell, for the Triumph of Galatea (recto and verso), Paolo De Matteis  Italian, Brush and brown wash, over black chalk (recto); black chalk (verso)
ca. 1692
1665–1747
Pius V and the Ambassador of the King of Poland, Benedetto Luti  Italian, Black and red chalk, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white
ca. 1712
Elijah Visited by an Angel in the Wilderness (1 Kings 19:4-8), Alessandro Magnasco  Italian, Brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, over traces of black chalk, on light brown paper
1687–1749
Christ Healing a Possessed Man, Aureliano Milani  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white, over traces of black chalk, on light brown paper
1675–1749
The Head of Pompey Presented to Julius Caesar (recto); Study for an Elaborate Door Frame (verso), Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over red and black chalk; traces of white chalk at upper right edge (recto); pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk (verso)
1675–1741
Hilly Landscape with Three Figures, Aureliano Milani  Italian, Red chalk
1675–1749
Bacchus and Ceres Attended by Putti and a Marine Deity, Sebastiano Galeotti  Italian, Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, on beige paper
1676–1741/46
Extensive Pastoral Landscape, Marco Ricci  Italian, Gouache on kidskin
1676–1730
Study of Justice Dispensing Rewards to the Arts (recto); Study of a Lunette and Spandrel (verso), Lorenzo de' Ferrari  Italian, Brush and brown wash, over black chalk (recto); faint study of a lunette and spandrel, in black chalk (verso)
1680–1744
Executioner Holding Up a Severed Head, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta  Italian, Charcoal, highlighted with white chalk, on gray-blue paper
1682–1754
Hercules and Omphale, Gaspare Diziani  Italian, Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over red chalk; squared in black chalk
1689–1767
Design for a Ceiling: Venice Receiving Homage, Gaspare Diziani  Italian, Pen and black ink, brush and gray-green and blue-gray wash, over black chalk
1755–60
The Lottery in Piazza di Montecitorio, Giovanni Paolo Panini  Italian, Pen and black ink, watercolor, over graphite; framing lines in pen and black ink at left, right, and upper margins
1743–1744
1730s
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Bean, Jacob, and Felice Stampfle. 1971. The Eighteenth Century in Italy. Drawings from New York Collections 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art [and] Pierpont Morgan Library; distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn.