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Drawing - Apollo and Daphne
  • Apollo and Daphne
    Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto
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Apollo and Daphne

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1630-1664 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.346

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 39

Physical description

Apollo and Daphne; Cupid, above them, poising an arrow; Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1630-1664 (made)

Artist/maker

Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours

Dimensions

Height: 11 in, Width: 15 in

Descriptive line

Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto; Apollo and Daphne; Cupid, above them, poising an arrow; Drawn with the brush, charged with bistre, tinted, partly in body colours; Genoese School; ca. 1630-1664.

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.37 , cat. n. 669, illus.

The following is the full text of the entry:

CASTIGLIONE, GIOVANNI BENEDETTO
known as il Grechetto
(c. 1610-63/65)
669
Apollo and Daphne, with her father Peneus, a naiad and a Cupid
Inscribed on the mount in ink in a later hand 'Gio. Ben. Castiglione'
Brown oil paint, partly coloured in red, blue and green
11 X 15 (280 X 381) Dyce 346
PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869
LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 346 (as by Castiglione); Exhibition Catalogue Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione Master Draughtsman of the Italian Baroque, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971, no. 99; pl. 99
Ann Percy dates the drawing towards the end of the 1650s in the catalogue quoted. She suggests that the artist may have been inspired by recollections of Bernini's famous Daphne and Apollo.

Deanna Petherbridge, The Primacy of Drawing, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2010, fig. 91, p. 141.

Materials

Bistre; Body colour

Techniques

Drawing; Brush-work; Tinting

Subjects depicted

Arrow

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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