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Saint Charles Borromeo Supervising the Opening of a Crypt

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over graphite, on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

c. 1604

Artist:

Cesare Nebbia
Italian, 1536–1614

About this artwork

Federico Zuccaro painted another of the Collegio Borromeo frescos. His inscription on this drawing indicates his ownership of the work, which he presumably acquired from Nebbia directly. Its subject matter relates to Borromeo’s miraculous discovery of a group of holy relics in a crypt. In each of the three Bross drawings relating to the frescos, the saint is identifiable by his characteristically large nose.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Cesare Nebbia

Title

Saint Charles Borromeo Supervising the Opening of a Crypt

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1600–1609

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, over graphite, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

16.2 × 21.3 cm (6 7/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2014.1145

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