Flying Angel and Other Figures

Mattia Preti1661-1666

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Central figure with large wings reaching up with an object in its hand. At bottom right a smaller sketch of a winged putto.

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  • Title: Flying Angel and Other Figures
  • Creator: Mattia Preti
  • Date Created: 1661-1666
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli; Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee
  • Inscribed: In pen and black at lower left: "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.12, 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: 21.1 x 18 cm (8 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Red chalk on paper.