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Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian
ca. 1630–1640
Not on display
Pen And Brown Ink, Inscribed In Gray Ink 'Giuseppe De' (lower Right)
Sheet: 184 x 130 mm (7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)
Object Type:

Joseph Green Cogswell (1786-1871); Mortimer Leo Schiff (1877-1931); Moore S. Achenbach (1878-1963).

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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

Regina, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, A Selection of Italian Drawings from North American Collections, 1970, no. 38 (cat. cat. by W. Vitzhum).
Princeton University Art Museum, and Cambridge (MA), Fogg Art Museum, Jusepe de Ribera: Prints and Drawings, 1973, no.13 (cat. by J. Brown).
Madrid, Museo del Prado, and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ribera 1591-1652, 1992, no. D 18 (Eng. edn. no. 105) (entry by Manuela B. Mena Marqués).
Dallas, Meadows Museum, Between Heaven and Hell. The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera, 2017, no. 96 (cat. by G. Finaldi, no. 29).

Confidently drawn, this rapid sketch is a preparatory study for painting with Saint Sebastian, as first argued by Vitzthum (1967 and 1970), who associated the sheet to Ribera's canvas executed ca. 1628-30 for the Augustinian nuns of Salamanca. However, Finaldi has more recently noted that the closest composition to this drawing is a Saint Sebastian ina private collection, siged and dated by Ribera in 1640 (see Finaldi 2017, p. 112, fig. 29.1).

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