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Maker(s):Letterini, Bartolomeo
Culture:Italian (1669 - 1745)
Title:Scene of Glorification
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Drawing
Materials:Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, on tan laid paper, pieced at lower right, scored in red chalk for transfer
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:sheet: 13 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.; 34.925 x 21.2725 cm; image: 13 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.; 34.29 x 19.3675 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed at lower center: b.4.8.F
Accession Number:  SC 1960.57
Credit Line:Gift of Elizabeth Berenson
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
bearded man in long robe on a cloud holding a cross in his proper right hand, born by two angels, putti in clouds above, two males in robes in lower right and left, left with hands folded, right kneeling and looking up, three small putti at their feet

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Maggie Hoot, class of 2016:

This drawing is a monument to artistic alterations. The drawing itself is a modello for a larger altarpiece, possibly to be authorized by a patron. Within the work itself, pentimenti (visible changes) are evident especially in the chin of the saint at lower left. A more drastic form of modification is the collage-effect at lower right: the entire quadrant has been replaced and there are additional small patches such as the face of the saint on the right where layering is notable. The two ill-placed marks to the left of the central figure’s head indicate that this work was once owned by the collector William (W.) Appleton, Jr.

Tags:
men; children; allegory; religion; Christianity

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