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The Baptism
The Baptism
Date:
15th–16th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Pen And Brown Ink And Brown Wash, Squared In Black Chalk For Transfer, On Laid Paper Laid Down To Heavier Mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 316 x 242 mm (12 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.) irregular
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach; Cogswell no. 33 , Hellman no.95 as "The Baptism" by Maturino da Firenze (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Suggested attributions from file and mat:
Konrad Oberhuber (professor at Harvard in 1971, now [1992] director of the Albertina, Vienna ): Giovanni Guerra (1971) (transcribed to file from old mat);
Philip Pouncey (Nov. 1983): Echoes of Beccafumi. Could be a minor Sienese follower of Beccafumi. Not a Very good drawing.(noted in file);
Alessandro Nova (Stanford University, ca. 1990): Giovanni Guerra (noted on mat);
C. Goguel (Catherine Monbeig-Goguel,Louvre, Cabinet des Dessins): Giovanni Guerre da Modena(noted on mat);
J.W.:" Martyrdom? See putti offering palm fronds and laurels to those below in the water."(noted on mat);

Accession Number:
1963.24.23
Acquisition Date:
1952-10-20
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

more than forty people being baptized in a river, watched by many cherubs in the sky,
castles in left background, man in armor in left foreground

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”