About This Artwork

Giovanni Domenico Ferretti da Imola
Italian, 1692-1768

Sketch for a Ceiling Fresco, c. 1740

Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 19 15/16 in. (65 x 50.8 cm)

Bequest of the Edward and Inge Maser Collection in honor of Eloise W. Martin, 2008.425

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Detroit Institute of Arts, The Twilight of the Medici: Late Baroque Art in Florence, 1670–1743, 27 March–2 June, 1974, no. 133; traveled to Florence, Palazzo Pitti, 28 June-30 September, 1974.

Publication History

Edward A. Maser, Gian Domenico Ferretti (Florence: Marchi & Bertolli, 1968), pp. 47, 80, no. 89, fig. 77, pl. IX.
[Corey Keeble], Florentine Baroque Bronzes and Other Objects of Art, exh. cat., Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1975, p. 90.
Edward A. Maser, “Addenda Ferrettiana” in Kunst des Barock in der Toskana. Studien zur Kunst unter den letzten Medici (Munich: Bruckmann, 1976), p. 386.
Francesca Baldassari, Giovanni Domenico Ferretti (Milan: Federico Motta, 2002), pp. 167–8, no. 105, fig. 105.

Ownership History

New York art market, before 1968; Prof. and Mrs. Edward Maser, Chicago, by 1968; given to the Art Institute, 2008.

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