Anonymous, Italian: Soldiers Sleeping at the Tomb of Christ

Soldiers Sleeping at the Tomb of Christ

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Identification & Creation

Catalogue Number:
28

Artist:
Anonymous, Italian

Title:
Soldiers Sleeping at the Tomb of Christ

Work Type:
Drawing

Date:
16th Century

Culture:
Italian

Physical Description

Medium:
Light brown ink and gray washes on laid paper, pasted on secondary support and mount

Dimensions:
7 in. h X 8 1/8 in. w

Inscriptions & Annotations:
Recto annotated …cho Luini / 16. (ink); Mount inscribed Guilio Romano (graphite)

Verso:
Annotated 15 (graphite)

Watermarks:
None

Condition:
Light stain at the bottom center, linear reddish marks lower right and left of the page, generally intact and stable

Acquisition & Rights

Credit Line:
Cornell College, Gift of Robert Sonnenschein II

Accession Year:
1951

Object Number:
1951.28

Description

Commentary:
Not much is known about this drawing yet. It has a resemblance of the mannerist painter, Guilo Romano who frequently includes characters with dramatic torsion on their back like the figure in the center.