About This Artwork

Donato Creti
Italian, 1671-1749

The Astronomers, 1711

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, on buff laid paper
241 x 325 mm

Worcester Sketch Fund, 1962.791

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Jacques Seligmann and Company, "Master Drawings," 1962.

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Master Drawings from The Art Isntitute of Chicago," October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 11.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "151 Italian Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," December 1979-March 1980, cat. 97, by Harold Joachim and Suzanne Folds McCullagh; also traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C..

Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, "Bolognese Drawings in North American Collections 1500-1800," 1982, cat. 89.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983," July 24-September 30, 1985, pp. 42-43, cat. 11 (ill.), cat. by Martha Tedeschi; traveled to The St. Louis Art Museum, March 10-May 16, 1986.

Publication History

E. Van Schaack, "Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," Arte Antica e Moderna, 25 (January-March 1964), p. 110 (ill.).

Renato Roli, Donato Creti (Milan, 1967), pp. 32 and 105 (ill).

Renato Roli, "Drawings by Donato Creti: Notes for a Chronology," Master Drawings, 11 (Spring 1973), pp. 25-32.

Catherine Johnston, Maestri emiliani del Sei e Settecento (Florence, 1979), pp. 26-27.

Harold Joachim, Italian Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries and Spanish Drawings of the 17th through 19th Centuries (Chicago, 1980), no. 1B9.

Ownership History

Germain Seligman, New York [stamp, not in Lugt]. Sold by the Jacques Seligmann and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1962.

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