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Study for Saint Bartholomew and Drapery

A work made of red chalk, heightened with white chalk, on beige laid paper, squared for transfer with red chalk, edge mounted to blue wove card.
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  • A work made of red chalk, heightened with white chalk, on beige laid paper, squared for transfer with red chalk, edge mounted to blue wove card.

Date:

c. 1740

Artist:

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni
Italian, 1708-1787

About this artwork

Pompeo Batoni was one of the foremost religious painters working in Rome in the 18th century. This sheet of studies was preparatory for his painting Saint Bartholomew (1740/45; private collection, Rome). It was part of a series of canvases representing Christ’s apostles commissioned by Count Cesare Merenda, Batoni’s most dedicated patron, for his gallery in the town of Forlì in central Italy—the Art Institute owns the Saint Andrew oil. The presence of squaring in red chalk suggests the studies on this sheet were ready to be transferred to the canvas.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni

Title

Study for Saint Bartholomew and Drapery

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1735–1745

Medium

Red chalk, heightened with white chalk, on beige laid paper, squared for transfer with red chalk, edge mounted to blue wove card

Inscriptions

Inscribed, recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Pompeo Batoni"

Dimensions

28.4 × 18.1 cm (11 3/16 × 7 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.894

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