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Instruments of the Passion shown to St Mary Magdalene by two angels; after Guercino; leaf from the Italian Sketchbook (containing 121 leaves)
Pen and brown ink with brown wash
Verso: Virgin and Child with St Dorothea, at top, after Titian; an angel appearing to St Catherine, at bottom, after Tintoretto
Pen and brown ink
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Height: 199 millimetres
Width: 154 millimetres (sight measurement)
- Curator's comments
- See Curatorial comment for BM 1957-12-14-207.1.
The recto drawing is after Guercino's painting which Van Dyck saw in the church of S. Maria delle Convertite in Rome in 1623; the painting is now in Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome. The inscription "Da Cento" refers to Guercino's place of birth.
The top verso drawing is after a painting by Titian's workshop (or copy?) now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art; H.E. Wethey, 'The Paintings of Titian, I, The Religious Paintings', London, 1969, no.32. In 1622 Van Dyck also produced a painted copy of the image now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, inv.no.GG9798.
The bottom verso drawing is after Tintoretto's lost painting, preserved in an engraving by Andrea Zucchi, see 1923,0417.31.38.
Literature: David Jaffé, 'New thoughts on Van Dyck's Italian sketchbook', in Burlington Magazine 143 (2001), p.615 (on 'Virgin and Child with St Dorothea'); Christopher Brown, 'Van Dyck', Oxford, 1982, p.70 (on Van Dyck and Guercino).
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- See Acquisition history in BM 1957-12-14-207.1 for further details of provenance.
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