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Maker(s):Cardi, Lodovico (called il Cigoli)
Culture:Italian (1559 - 1613)
Title:St. Catherine of Alexandria (recto and verso)
Date Made:ca. 1600
Materials:recto: pen and brown (probably iron gall) ink with brush and brown and blue washes, over black chalk, on cream laid paper, squared for transfer in red chalk, the squares numbered across the top in pen and brown ink and down the left side in red chalk, a marginal sketch executed entirely in pen and brown ink, verso: pen and brown, probably iron gall ink
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:sheet: 24.765 cm x 20.955 cm; 9 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 1946.13.6
Credit Line:Purchased
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

woman seated holding her attrubute

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Suzanne Folds McCullagh, class of 1973, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago:

When this drawing was acquired in 1946, it was attributed to the North Italian Mannerist Bartolomaeus Spranger. Twelve years later, when Italian drawings connoisseur Philip Pouncey visited Northampton, he suggested that it was the work of the Florentine artist called Il Cigoli. Indeed, Cigoli was quite fond of using a blue wash in his drawings, which are otherwise notable for their clarity of line and expressive qualities. A working drawing, this sheet shows the artist working out his ideas, layering ink and wash over black chalk , and ultimately squaring the work for transfer—although no painting of the subject is known.

women; religion; Christianity

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