Francesco Allegrini

Download image: 
Francesco Allegrini
approximately 1620-approximately 1679
Birth of St. John the Baptist
Red chalk on paper; verso rubbed with red chalk for transfer.
9 x 15 13/16 inches (227 x 402 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1988.47
Inscription: 
Inscribed on verso at lower left, in pen and brown ink, "Allegrini".
Provenance: 
Nathaniel Hone, London (Lugt 2793); Paul Sandby, London (Lugt 2112); János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
Bibliography: 

The Life of the Virgin Mary : Drawings from the János Scholz Collection. Notre Dame : Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 1967, no. 1.

Notes: 

Watermark: fragment of a fleur-de-lis within a circle surmounted by a crown.

Artist page: 
School: 
Century: 
Classification: 
Department: