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Seven apostles in adoration, or Assumption (?); leaf from the Italian Sketchbook (containing 121 leaves)
Red chalk, traced over in pen and black ink by a later hand
Verso: Virgin and Child, at top left; two kneeling donors, at bottom right
Pen and brown ink, upper left; black chalk, traced over in pen and black ink by a later hand
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Height: 199 millimetres
Width: 153 millimetres (sight measurement)
- Curator's comments
- See Curatorial comment for BM 1957-12-14-207.1.
M. Jaffé suggests that the recto sketch is either after an Assumption study or a painting by Titian. See, for instance, Titian's Assumption of the Virgin in Santa Maria dei Frari, Venice; H.E. Wethey, 'The Paintings of Titian, I, The Religious Paintings', London, 1969, no.14.
M. Jaffé relates the Virgin and Child on the verso to Titian's painting now in Luigi Albertini, Rome; H.E. Wethey, 'The Paintings of Titian, I, The Religious Paintings', London, 1969, no.52. Also known (in reverse) through an engraving, see 1950,0211.180. D. Jaffé, however, suggests that the sketch is in fact closer to Padovanino's version in the Duomo, Padua. The kneeling donors belong to the composition on fol.11, 1957,1214.207.11.
Literature: David Jaffé, 'New thoughts on Van Dyck's Italian sketchbook', in Burlington Magazine 143 (2001), p.616.
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- See Acquisition history in BM 1957-12-14-207.1 for further details of provenance.
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