Sigismondo Caula [?]

A Prostrate Apostle

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Identification & Creation

Catalogue Number:
26

Artist:
Sigismondo Caula [?] (1637-1713/24)

Title:
A Prostrate Apostle

Work Type:
Drawing

Date:
17th Century

Culture:
Italian

Physical Description

Medium:
Sanguine and red ink wash with white heightening on brown prepared paper, pasted on old mount

Dimensions:
8 7/8 in. h X 11 1/4 in. w

Inscriptions & Annotations:
Inscribed Gionima no 154 (ink)

Verso:
Annotated 4 (graphite) / (ink)

Watermarks:
None

Condition:
Considerable oxidation, staining, generally intact

Acquisition & Rights

Credit Line:
Cornell College, Gift of Robert Sonnenschein II

Accession Year:
1951

Object Number:
1951.26

Description

Commentary:
The inscription suggests that sudy in the direction of Simone Gionima (c. 1655-1730) or his son Antonio (1697-1732) might yield a more satisfying attribution. This drawing also has some affinity with earlier works and may be a copyist’s attempt after Lodovico Cardi [Il Cigoli] (Castelvecchio di Cigoli 1159 – Rome 1613).

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