The Death of St Claire with Pope Innocent IV blessing her
Salimbeni, Ventura; draughtsman; Italian artist, 1567/8-1613
Previously attributed to Salimbeni's half-brother, Francesco Vanni, an attribution accepted by Popham and Lloyd, there seems no doubt to query the attribution to Salimbeni proposed by Philip Pouncey who recognised the drawing as preparatory for the fresco in the Cappella di San Massimino in the church of S. Maria degli Angeli, Assisi (repr. P.A. Riedl, "Zum Oeuvre des Ventura Salimbeni", Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorichen Institutes in Florenz, 9 (1959-60) (p. 225, pl. 4).
brown ink; medium
brown wash; medium
white chalk; medium; ?
red chalk; medium
prepared paper; support; light brown
pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white (partly reduced) on light brown prepared paper, squared in red chalk on four overlaid sheets of paper, laid down on an eighteenth century washed mount
height, 257, mm
width, 254, mm
bought; 1991; Riester, Lutz
J. Richardson Senior, his mount with inscription and shelfmark (Lugt 2995); Thomas Coke, 1st. Earl of Leicester; by descent to Viscount Coke; his sale, Christie's, 2 July 1991, lot 14; with Lutz Riester
From the Bartlett Fund with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the National Arts Collection Fund.
; recto; brown ink; C: Franco: Vanni
; verso; brown ink; M.13
; verso; graphite; No. 5
Chefs-d'oeuvre du Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge. 2002-03-19 - 2002-03-25
Venue: Artemis-C.G. Boerner, Colmar, Paris
Catalogue number: 9
Old Master Drawings from Holkham collectetd by the first Earl of Leicester [1697-1759]. 1977
Venue: Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, London
Catalogue number: 21
Eighteen Old Master Drawings from Holkham; From the Collection at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. 1992-11-05 - 1993-05-09
Venue: British Museum, London
Catalogue number: 18
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters. 1879
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Catalogue number: 2
15 Years of the National Art Collections Fund. 1997
Venue: Christie's, London
Italian Drawings: Highlights from the Collection. 2011-02-08 - 2011-07-10
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Mellon Gallery
2002. Chefs-d' oevre du Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge; Dix ans d' acquisitions de dessins de maîtres anciens.Colmar, Paris: Artemis-C.G. Boerner
Reproduced in colour.
Popham, Arthur Ewart. Lloyd, C.. 1986. Old Master Drawings at Holkham Hall.Chicago: p. 239
1992. Eighteen Old Master Drawings From the Collectgion at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.London?: British Museum
Riedl, P. A.. 1976. Disegni dei Barocceschi Senesi.Florence:
S.v. no. 90.
Griffiths, A.. Turner, Nicholas. Old Master Drawings from Holkham.
Source Title: National Art Collections Fund Review(1992)
Reproduced, p. 70.
Object Number: PD.40-1991
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 7834; input: 2000-06-20; modified: 2011-04-08)