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Drawing - Head of the Virgin
  • Head of the Virgin
    Maratti, Carlo, born 1625 - died 1713
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Head of the Virgin

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1640-1713 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maratti, Carlo, born 1625 - died 1713 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk, on coarse warm toned paper, heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.205

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 15

Physical description

Head of the Virgin Mary, the face turned to the left, and in three-quarter view, slightly inclined forward; Red chalk, on coarse warm toned paper, heightened with white.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)

Date

1640-1713 (made)

Artist/maker

Maratti, Carlo, born 1625 - died 1713 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk, on coarse warm toned paper, heightened with white

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in, Width: 6.5 in

Descriptive line

Maratti, Carlo; Head of the Virgin Mary, the face turned to the left, in three-quarter view, slightly inclined forward; Red chalk, on coarse warm toned paper, heightened with white; Italian; 1640-1713.

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.62 , cat. n. 739, illus.

The following is the full text of the entry:

MARATTA,CARLO (1625-1713)
739
Study of a woman's head
Inscribed on the mount in an 18th century hand 'Carlo Maratti'
Red chalk on coarse brown paper
9 x 5 1/2 (229 x 140) Dyce 205
PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869
LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 205 (as by Maratta)

Materials

Red chalk; Toned paper

Techniques

Drawing; Heightening

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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