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Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Pen And Brown Ink And Brown Wash Over Traces Of Black Chalk On Laid Paper
Dimensions:
18.8 x 30.7 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.101 , Hellman no.18 as “Iphigenia” by Pietro da Cortona (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 AFGA file:
Bruce Davis (see below): Circle of Pietro da Cortona;
Philip Pouncey (November 1983): Not Pietro da Cortona.;

Sheet shows numerous thin places after removal from backing,especially in area of center left ;

Accession Number:
1963.24.155
Acquisition Date:
1952-10-20
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

Mills College Art gallery, Oakland, CA: Old Master Drawing Exhibition, 1954;
Pomona College, Claremont, CA: Baroque, 1966;
Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Noble Past, 1976-1977, faculty-student project directed by Prof. Alfred Moir, in which graduate student Bruce Davis questioned attribution to Pietro da Cortona and suggested attribution to the circle of Pietro da Cortona.

woman with her neck bared, ready for sacrifice, numerous people around, vessels of sacrifice, figures in the sky, buildings and landscape in background