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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no. 15, Hellman no. 311 as“Lion with an Aureole” by an identified Italian artist (“though left unascribed..evidently one of the notable Italian masters” (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 old file sheet and the mat):
Michael Brunner (see 1978 cat. below) suggests circle of Domenico Piola;
Philip Pouncey (Nov. 1983): Agostino Carracci or someone close to him. “Good drawing.”;
M.N. (on the mat, 1991); Domenico Piola.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Pomona College Baroque, 1966;
Santa Barbara Museum of Art,The Christian Inspiration, 1978, exh. cat. ed. Alfred Moir, no. 33, p. 23. (entry by Michael Brunner as Circle of Domenico Piola).
man carried up to heaven, surrounded by angels, large group of people below around a sleeping lion