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The Death of St Claire with Pope Innocent IV blessing her: PD.40-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Death of St Claire with Pope Innocent IV blessing her

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Salimbeni, Ventura

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Notes

History note: 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

Legal notes

From the Bartlett Fund with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the National Arts Collection Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 257 mm
Width: 254 mm

Relative size of this object

25.4 m25.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1991) by Riester, Lutz

Note

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).

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

White chalk
Brown ink
Brown wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper ( light brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : 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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C: Franco: Vanni
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: M.13
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: No. 5
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.40-1991
Primary reference Number: 7834
Lugt: 2995
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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