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Study of a Saint During a Plague

Mariano Rossiabout 1790

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A saint is shown praying in the moat of a town in the right foreground. Dead and dying persons lie in the moat and are thrown into it. Framing stripe and line.

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  • Title: Study of a Saint During a Plague
  • Creator: Mariano Rossi
  • Date Created: about 1790
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli; Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee.
  • Markings: watermark: lily in double ovoid over "A"
  • Inscribed: at bottom left corner: "M.Rossi"
  • Dimensions: 34.6 x 23.9 cm (13 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Brush and black wash, pen and black ink, black chalk on paper

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