Saint Charles Borromeo Entering the Town of Pavia: Design for a Wall Decoration

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over traces of graphite, on cream laid paper, laid down on buff card.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over traces of graphite, on cream laid paper, laid down on buff card.

Date:

c. 1604

Artist:

Cesare Nebbia
Italian, 1536–1614

About this artwork

Cardinal Charles Borromeo (1538–1584) was one of the major figures of the Counter-Reformation in late-16th-century Rome. To mark and promote Borromeo’s beatification, in 1602, Nebbia was commissioned to decorate the ceiling and walls of the Collegio Borromeo, in Pavia, in his honor. While this drawing may have been intended for a never-completed fresco on the north or south wall, the two other drawings on view nearby were used for monochrome frescos. Borromeo’s case progressed to the Congregation of Rites in 1604, and he was officially canonized by Pope Paul V in 1610.

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Artist

Cesare Nebbia

Title

Saint Charles Borromeo Entering the Town of Pavia: Design for a Wall Decoration

Origin

Italy

Date

1600–1609

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over traces of graphite, on cream laid paper, laid down on buff card

Dimensions

153 x 310 mm (primary support); 157 x 313 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of John A. Bross in memory of Louise Smith Bross

Reference Number

2014.1144

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