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Man with a Spade
Man with a Spade
Date:
1630
Location:
Legion of Honor
Gallery "B"
Century:
Media:
Red, Pink And White Chalks, Over Black Chalk On Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 379 x 262 mm (14 15/16 x 10 5/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Possibly Sebastiano Resta (1635-1714), Rome. Joseph Green Cogswell (1786-1871); Mortimer L. Schiff (1877-1931); Moore S. Achenbach (1878-1963).

Accession Number:
1963.24.167
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Italian Old Master Drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 1994.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present, 2021-22, no. 3 (cat. by Furio Rinaldi)

Cesari executed this large and highly finished study in preparartion of one of the figures featured in the right background of his monumental scene with 'Romolus tracing the furrow of Rome', frescoed in the Conservator's Palace in Rome (now Capitoline Museums). The fresco dates ca. 1638-40, towards the end of Cesari's long and succesful career. Originally published as work by Baglione, the Achenbach sheet was recognized as by Arpino by Konrad Obehuber (see curatorial files).