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Artist:
Mattia Preti, Italian, 1613 - 1699  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk on paper
Dimensions:
31.1 x 22.6 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1661–66
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
A study for mural decoration around a window, S. Giovanni in Valletta, Malta; Verso a sketch for a ceiling plan. At top left, two women, possibly Salome, holding a platter and looking to the right as John the Baptist kneels down while a soldier above him is ready to strike down with a sword. At center at each end two figures are seated holding an end of a garland. At bottom center, a doorway with seated soldiers holding shields on either side.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-8106
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40a38eb26-0a2a-4c4e-a6ee-a9016f6c3e78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-8106