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The parable of the straw; two figures, one seated and one kneeling, in ruins of a building, with large horizontal beam extending in front of kneeling figure with back to viewer
Pen and brown ink with brown wash, heightened with white bodycolour, on brown prepared paper, laid down on dark brown paper
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Height: 144 millimetres
Width: 189 millimetres (sight)
- Curator's comments
- Basseti made a large number of drawings in this technique of Biblical subjects. The present example can be compared most closely to two drawings of parables at Windsor Castle, A. Blunt and E. Croft-Murray, 'Venetian Drawings of the XVII & XVIII Centuries in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor', London, 1957, nos. 5 and 6.
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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.
The mount bears the previous owner's stamp "coll. Ferretti di Castel Ferretto". The Duca Ferretti's acquired his collection of Italian drawings in the post-war period, it was dispersed at Christie's in 1996, when this drawing was purchased by the Museum.
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