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Detail Study for The Assumption of St. Agnes

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on tan laid paper.

Date:

1670/90

Artist:

Giovanni Battista Gaulli
Italian, 1639-1709

About this artwork

Gaulli executed his first major commission, of four large frescoes for the Pamphili family, between 1666 and 1672 in the church of Sant’Agnese in the Piazza Navona, Rome. When the original artist chosen for the project died, Gaulli was one of several invited to take over the work, and this appears to be one of his early studies for the project. It depicts saints and angels seated among the clouds, an illusionistic scene intended to connect the heavenly realm with the world of the faithful.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giovanni Battista Gaulli

Title

Detail Study for The Assumption of St. Agnes

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1670–1690

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on tan laid paper

Dimensions

26 × 39.1 cm (10 1/4 × 15 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2010.338

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