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The Angel appears to Zacharias; a church interior with two men, one seated with an open book, the other looking up to an angel between pillars at right
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, heightened with white, over black chalk, on blue paper
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Height: 277 millimetres
Width: 182 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: encircled device.
A copy after this drawing is in the Uffizi where it is wrongly attributed to Vasari (643 F; A. Petrioli Tofani, 'Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi, Inventario. Disegni di figura. 1', Florence, 1991, p. 273).
Lit.: R Cocke, 'Veronese's Drawings', London, 1984, no 24; B. Py, 'Everhard Jabach Collectionneur (1618-1695), Les Dessins de Inventaire de 1695', Paris, 2001, no. 702, p. 171
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972, BM, Modern/Recent Acquisitions
- Previous owner
Previous owner/ex-collection: Abbé Desneux de la Noue (according to an inscription on the verso)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Everard Jabach (no. 702 in folio 82 in his 1695 inventory)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Gerard Michel Jabach (his sale, Amsterdam, 16.x.1753/291 bt Oudaan with lot 290 27fl. 10)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Michiel Oudaan (his sale, Amsterdam, 3.xi.1766, page 2 part of lot 18 bt Yver 8fl. 15)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Anonymous (sale, Paris, 25.iv.1803/70 bt. Regnault 122 livres (?))
Previous owner/ex-collection: Ferdinand Ruscheweyh (according to R. Weigel,
'Die Werke der Maler in ihren Handzeichnungen: beschreibendes Verzeichniss der in Kupfer gestochenen, lithographirten und Photographirten Facsimiles von Originalzeichnungen grosser Meister', Leipzig, 1865, no. 5362)
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- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Unidentified collector's mark.
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Bernadette Py kindly supplied the details of the 1803 Paris sale
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