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The Virgin and Saint Joseph with Saint Anthony of Padua Seated in the Heavens Interceding for the Souls in Purgatory, While an Angel Pours Fluid from a Vase onto the Crowd Below (recto and verso)

A work made of pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, and white opaque watercolor (recto) and pen and brown-black ink (verso) on laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, and white opaque watercolor (recto) and pen and brown-black ink (verso) on laid paper.

Date:

1690/1710

Artist:

Pietro Antonio de’ Pietri
Italian, 1663–1716

About this artwork

A prolific draftsman, Pietro Antonio de’ Pietri also made engravings and etchings throughout his career, creating 20 known prints. This double-sided drawing was the preparatory design for his most successful of these.

On this side, Pietri drew his composition solely in pen and ink, the media he used in his early conceptual sketches. In his fully finished drawing on the other side he used brown ink and wash and opaque watercolor to create picturesque effects to be captured by the craftsman who translated the drawing into an etching.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pietro Antonio di Pietri

Title

The Virgin and Saint Joseph with Saint Anthony of Padua Seated in the Heavens Interceding for the Souls in Purgatory, While an Angel Pours Fluid from a Vase onto the Crowd Below (recto and verso)

Origin

Italy

Date

1690–1710

Medium

Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, and white opaque watercolor (recto) and pen and brown-black ink (verso) on laid paper

Dimensions

363 × 223 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.884

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