Exhibitions/ Art Object

Design for a Frontispiece

Artist:
Giovanni Angelo Canini (Italian, Rome 1615–1666 Rome)
Date:
1615–66
Medium:
Brush and brown wash with white, on brown paper
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 6 3/4in. (24.1 x 17.1cm)
Classifications:
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.570.309
Not on view
Inscription: From a tree, genii hang a sign saying, "ACADEMIA".
Below, "r., del Franceschini".
Duke of Savoia-Genova, probably to be identified with Tommaso Alberto Vittorio di Savoia-Genova (Italian, Turin 1854–1931 Turin); Vendor: János Scholz (American (born Hungary), Sopron 1903–1993 New York)
János Scholz Italian Master Drawings 1350-1800 from the Janos Scholz Collection. New York, 1976, p. ix (discussing generally the group of 312 drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that includes the present drawing, all as emanating from the Royal House of Savoy and as having been sold to Scholz about 1952 by a dealer.).

Nicholas Turner "Drawings by Giovanni Angelo Canini." Master Drawings. vol. 16, no. 4, 4. 1978, XVI-4, fig. no. Pl. 11, p. 393, ill.

Piera Giovanna Tordella Il collezionismo dei disegni a Torino e in Piemonte da Emanuele Filiberto all'età napoleonica. "...quei leggierissimi tocchi di penna o matita..." Le prime collezioni di disegni in Piemonte. Ed. by Gianni Carlo Sciolla, Milan and Regione Piemonte, 1996, pp. 25-26 and note 66 (quoting Scholz's recollection and noting the Turinese provenance of some drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.).



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