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Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew
Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew
Artist:
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Pen And Brown Ink And Wash With Red And White Opaque Watercolor On Tan Laid Paper Mounted To Heavier Sheet
Dimensions:
Sheet: 234 x 138 mm (9 3/16 x 5 7/16 in.) Oval
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.209 , Hellman no. 166 as “Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew” by Antonio Tempesti, with a note that a former owner had attributed the drawing to Ribera (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
Attributions and notes from old AFGA file:
Old Ribera attribution and note that Cogswell attributed to Antonio Tempesta (see above);
File records inscription on old mount (no longer existing, one to which this mount was adhered?): Sp...letto [for Il Spagnoletto, name by which Ribera was known in Naples?]; 2nd inscription, now lost: Giacomo da Empoli;
Erich Schleier (n.d.,note on mat): not Ribera;
Jonathan Brown, professor, Princeton University (notes in file October 1972 and letter of 19 April 1973): Not Ribera;

Perhaps Spanish

Accession Number:
1963.24.621
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

oval format: man (St. Bartholomew) being tied to a tall tree stump by another man, small child by his side, crowd in background, city wall and tower at upper left
Bartholomew bound to a tree; two men with razors begin flaying; child turns away.