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A Votive Image of a Boy Presented by his Parents to St. Nicholas of Bari

Francesco Saverio MergaloEnd of 18th C.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Saint is sitting on clouds, with book and three balls, blessing. Surrounded by angels, two of them with mitre and crozier. Below, at left: The father standing, mother and son kneeling. At right a tub surrounded by three children.

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  • Title: A Votive Image of a Boy Presented by his Parents to St. Nicholas of Bari
  • Creator: Francesco Saverio Mergolo
  • Date Created: End of 18th C.
  • Signed: Signature at right corner: "F. Mergolo"
  • Provenance: From the collection of Giovanni Piancastelli; Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee
  • Markings: incomplete watermark: upper part of a heart with A M G; cross above
  • Dimensions: 27.7 x 18.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and brown and gray wash, pen and brown ink on paper

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