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Drawing - Ascension of the Virgin
  • Ascension of the Virgin
    Rosselli, Matteo, born 1578 - died 1650
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Ascension of the Virgin

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 16th century - early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rosselli, Matteo, born 1578 - died 1650 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk on prepared paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.172

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 111

Physical description

Ascension of the Virgin; With St John on the right and Justice on the left. Only two figures beneath the celestial group, one of these is an old saint; Red chalk on prepared paper.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)

Date

late 16th century - early 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Rosselli, Matteo, born 1578 - died 1650 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk on prepared paper

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 in, Width: 5.9 in

Descriptive line

Rosselli, Matteo; Ascension of the Virgin; With St John on the right and Justice on the left. Only two figures beneath the celestial group, one of these is an old saint; Red chalk on prepared paper; Italian; Late 16th - early 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings, Volume Two: 17th-18th Century , London, 1979, p. 15 , cat. n. 619, illus.

The following is the full text of the entry:

BALASSI, MARIO (1604-67)
619
Assumption of the Virgin: on either side of her, St Michael and St Gabriel, and beside the tomb two kneeling apostles
Inscribed in ink in an old hand 'Mario Balassi'; also on the mount in red ink in an 18th century hand 'Matteo Rosselli'
Red chalk
8 ¾ x 6 (222 x 152) Dyce 172
PROVENANCE J. Richardson Jr (Lugt 2170); Sir J. Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Dyce Bequest 1869
LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 172 (as by Matteo Rosselli)
The attribution to Rosselli was maintained in the Department till lately, but the drawing is probably by Balassi (his pupil).

Materials

Red chalk; Prepared paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Saint

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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