18th Century Venetian Copyists: Three Men

Study of Staffage Figures – Three Men in Animated Conversation

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Identification & Creation

Catalogue Number:
39

Artist:
18th Century Venetian Copyist

Title:
Study for Staffage Figures – Three Men in Animated Conversation

Work Type:
Drawing

Date:
18th Century

Culture:
Italian

Physical Description

Medium:
Gray ink and sanguine washes on tan prepared laid paper

Dimensions:
4 1/8 in. h X 7 1/4 in. w

Inscriptions & Annotations:
Inscribed Benefial (ink on attached paper); Mount inscribed Benefial: Italian / Figures (graphite)

Verso:
Annotated Benefial 1684-1764 / 115 / 31 (graphite)

Watermarks:
None

Condition:
Generally clean, intact, and stable

Acquisition & Rights

Credit Line:
Cornell College, Gift of Robert Sonnenschein II

Accession Year:
1951

Object Number:
1951.39

Description

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