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Angel Comforting a Hermit Saint

A work made of pen and iron-gall ink, with brush and iron-gall ink wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and iron-gall ink, with brush and iron-gall ink wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1660s

Artist:

Attributed to Giovanni Battista Pace
Italian, active c. 1650-c. 1664

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Artist

Giovanni Battista Pace

Title

Angel Comforting a Hermit Saint

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1660–1669

Medium

Pen and iron-gall ink, with brush and iron-gall ink wash, over black chalk, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, in brown ink (in Pace's hand): "La lege santa sarà data dal principe / al suo popolo e se non li sarà reato. / La Giostisia per mezzo della quale / il re regna, et condanna li giovani / scelerati delle colpe, le quali essendo atroci / defuilmente deveno esere perdonate dal giudica a quilli li qualli {me} ritano simili gastigi". {The saccred law will be given by the prince / to his peoplle, and if it will not be sinful for him / The Justice by which / the king rules and condems the wicked young people / for transgressions that are so ferocious, / Hardly will these be forgiven by the judge / for those who deserve those kinds of punishments}.

Dimensions

118 × 151 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.883

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