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Warriors Dying on a Battlefield
Warriors Dying on a Battlefield
Date:
16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Pen And Gray-brown Ink With White Opaque Watercolor On Laid Paper Mounted To Heavier Sheet
Dimensions:
15.3 x 25.9 cm (sheet)
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Object Type:
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.201 , Hellman no.54 as “Figures of Men” by Michalangelo da Caravaggio (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 and mat:
Former AFGA attribution from file: Polidoro da Caravaggio;
Konrad Oberhuber (April 1971) (from old AFGA mat) : Gherardini?;
A.M. (Agnes Mongan) (July 1972): “Generally”;
Alfred Moir (University of California, Santa Barbara professor of art history) (on mat, in his hand)(n.d., prior to 1983): “This is by the artist known as the Pseudo-Gherardi.”.;
Philip Pouncey (Nov. 1983): “Alfred Moir’s attribution OK. Not a very good drawing.”

Accession Number:
1963.24.31
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

First attributed to Polidoro da Caravaggio, the present sheet was recognized by Alfred Moir as by a work of the so-called Pseudo Gherardi, an draftsman active in 17th-century italy and characterized by a highly original and dense penwork. (F.R.)