Saint Augustine and Two Angels Adoring the Crucifix

A work made of pen and brown ink, heightened with lead white, over red chalk on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, heightened with lead white, over red chalk on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1685/1695

Artist:

Giuseppe Passeri
Italian, 1654-1714

About this artwork

One of the most sought-after painters in late 17th-century Rome, Passeri was also a prolific draftsman. The tenderly depicted venerating saint may be identified as Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (340–430), whose miter and crosier are held by two angels, while his numerous writings are represented by the open book at his feet. A sinner turned saint who lived long after the Crucifixion, Augustine could never have knelt at the Cross as this vision suggests.

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Artist

Giuseppe Passeri

Title

Saint Augustine and Two Angels Adoring the Crucifix

Origin

Italy

Date

1685–1695

Medium

Pen and brown ink, heightened with lead white, over red chalk on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Dimensions

327 x 256 mm (primary support); 385 x 299 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

William and Marilyn Simpson Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

1999.1

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