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Assumption of the Virgin; verso: Head of a Woman and Child

Luca Giordano1680–1700

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

The Virgin borne aloft by putti; below her are figures kneeling in prayer. Verso: head of a woman and child.

Details

  • Title: Assumption of the Virgin; verso: Head of a Woman and Child
  • Creator: Luca Giordano
  • Date Created: 1680–1700
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, white gouache, black chalk on cream laid paper
  • Provenance: Giovanni PiancastelliEdward and Mary Brandegee
  • Exhibitions: Philadelphia, PA - Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, "Carlo Marrati and His Contemporaries: Figurative Drawings from the Roman Baroque," January 19 - March 16, 1975, no. 16.New York, NY- Finch College Museum of Art, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," February 4 - March 20, 1970, no. 19; traveled to: Wellesley, MA - Wellesley College, September 12 - November 22, 1970.Memphis, TN - Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, "Luca Giordano in America: Paintings, Drawings, Prints," April 4- 30, 1964, no. 31.
  • Dimensions: 30.1 x 20.7 cm (11 7/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Michael Milkovich, "Luca Giordano in America: paintings, drawings, prints," exhibition catalog (Memphis, TN: Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, 1964) no. 31 (illus.).Elaine Evans Dee, "The Two Sicilies: Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," exhibition catalog (New York, NY: Finch College Museum of Art, 1970) p. 11, no. 19 (illus.).Jean K. Westin and Robert H. Westin, "Carlo Marrati and His Contemporaries: Figurative Drawings from the Roman Baroque," exhibition catalog (Memphis, TN - Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, 1975) no. 26, fig. 17.Walter Vitzhum, Review of "Luca Giordano in America: paintings, drawings, prints (Brooks Memorial Gallery)," Master Drawings vol. 3 (1965) p. 179.

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