Lot 1005
 

1005

Pier Francesco Mazzuchelli, called il Morazzone
Italian, 1573-1625/6
The Betrothal of the Virgin, circa 1615-16
Brown ink and wash heightened with white on blue paper
16 x 12 inches (40.7 x 30.5 cm)
Provenance:
Unidentified 18th-century Italian collector (his mount inscribed Morazone Milan [lr])
Private collection, Austria
[Sale] Dorotheum, Vienna, October 17, 2007, lot 56 (as circle of Morazzone)
With Carta Fine Art (Florian F. Härb), London
Acquired from the above in 2008 by Herbert Kasper, New York
Estate of Herbert Kasper
Exhibition:
New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, Mannerism and Modernism. The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, Jan. 21 - May 11, 2011, no. 31, illus.
This drawing is a preparatory sketch for a monumental fresco in a series illustrating the Life of the Virgin in the Cappella del Rosario in the church of San Vittore in Varese. Another sheet from this series, a modello for the Presentation of the Virgin, is preserved in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. Unlike that drawing, this sheet is not squared for transfer and it retains its original arched-top format. These two sheets are the only surviving drawings relating to this commission.

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Pier Francesco Mazzuchelli, called il Morazzone
Italian, 1573-1625/6
The Betrothal of the Virgin, circa 1615-16
Brown ink and wash heightened with white on blue paper
16 x 12 inches (40.7 x 30.5 cm)
Provenance:
Unidentified 18th-century Italian collector (his mount inscribed Morazone Milan [lr])
Private collection, Austria
[Sale] Dorotheum, Vienna, October 17, 2007, lot 56 (as circle of Morazzone)
With Carta Fine Art (Florian F. Härb), London
Acquired from the above in 2008 by Herbert Kasper, New York
Estate of Herbert Kasper
Exhibition:
New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, Mannerism and Modernism. The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, Jan. 21 - May 11, 2011, no. 31, illus.
This drawing is a preparatory sketch for a monumental fresco in a series illustrating the Life of the Virgin in the Cappella del Rosario in the church of San Vittore in Varese. Another sheet from this series, a modello for the Presentation of the Virgin, is preserved in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. Unlike that drawing, this sheet is not squared for transfer and it retains its original arched-top format. These two sheets are the only surviving drawings relating to this commission.

Laid down to the mount. Mild abrasion. Some mended tears and creases around the edges.

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