Saturday, April 18, 2015


Design for ceiling decoration

Design for interior of dome

The Metropolitan Museum possesses many 17th century Italian drawings of unknown authorship. Most of those seen here were donated in the 19th century by New York plutocrats such as Cornelius Vanderbilt who had acquired great blocks of them through European agents. The names of famous artists had been freely assigned to many of these. Subsequent scholarship stripped away these flattering attributions, leaving this group to be spoken of only as Roman-Bolognese.

Four figures and a child

Landscape with figures

Putti carrying organ pipes

Crowning of St Stphen by an angel 

Veronica's Veil with God the Father

Fall of the giants

Figure study

Figure study

Trees and ruins

Trees and houses