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Angels Carrying the Holy Cross and Shroud.

Mattia Preti1661-1666

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Center: Sketches of two winged angels flying and each carrying a large shroud in their hands. Bottom right: Sketches of two winged angels flying and carrying large crosses across their chest. At top left outline sketches of figures.

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  • Title: Angels Carrying the Holy Cross and Shroud.
  • Creator: Mattia Preti
  • Date Created: 1661-1666
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli; Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee
  • Markings: watermark: fleur-de-lis on three mounts within a circle, surmounted by the letter M (Heawood 1620)
  • Inscribed: at lower left in ink: "Calabrese" and at lower center margin: "Calabrese"
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY Finch College Musuem of Art "The two sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum" Feb.4- Mar.20, 1970, cat. no.13, repro. Valetta, The Palace, The Museum of St. John's Co-Cathedral,Mattia Prenti, XIII Council of Europe Exhibition, " The Order of St. John in Malta, Apr.2-Jul 1,1970 .
  • Dimensions: 36.3 x 22.8 cm (14 5/16 in. x 9 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Red chalk on paper

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