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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    mid 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bordone, Paris, born 1500 - died 1571 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk, pen and wash drawing.

  • Credit Line:

    Bernard H. Webb Bequest.

  • Museum number:

    E.3977-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 260, box A

Physical description

Red chalk, pen and wash drawing of a man (St. John the Baptist) preaching in the open air.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

mid 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Bordone, Paris, born 1500 - died 1571 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk, pen and wash drawing.

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered in front 174 and at the back 23. Inscribed at the back Il
Caporal Mco Patazza nelle | presenti Contingenze | Sonetto | Vienga
sto Frosio, Vienga a fe di dine.
Inscription from: Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Dimensions

Height: 7 1/2 in, Width: 11 in

Descriptive line

Drawing, St John the Baptist preaching, artist unknown, Venetian school, mid 17th century

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings. Volume II. 17th-18th century, London, 1979, p. 103

The following is the full text of the entry:

St John the Baptist preaching
Inscribed in ink '174'; and again on the back in ink in an 18th century hand 'Il caporal (?) Mco Patacca nelle prcsenti Contingenze. S6netto. Vienga (?) sto Frosio, vienga a fe di .. .'; inscribed also on the back in pencil in a modern hand: 'Paris Bordone'
Pen and ink and wash over red chalk
7 ½ x l0 7/8 (190 X 276) E•3977-1919

PROVENANCE Bernard H. Webb Bequest 1919
The former attribution to Bordone is not consistent with the style.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Paper; Red chalk; Pen; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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