A Saint Holding a Book

Attributed to Gioacchino Asseretoc. 1640

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


  • Title: A Saint Holding a Book
  • Creator: Attributed to Gioacchino Assereto
  • Date Created: c. 1640
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  • Medium: red chalk and brown wash, heightened with white and incised for transfer on wove paper; verso rubbed with red chalk covering a red chalk study of a reclining man seen from behind
  • Object Credit: Gift of William B. O'Neal, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art
  • Dimensions: overall: 28.8 x 19.5 cm (11 5/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
  • Classification: Drawing
  • Artist School: Genoese
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Details: Genoese, 1600 - 1649


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