Daniele Crespi

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Daniele Crespi
1597 or 1598-1630
Adoration of the Magi
Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, on paper.
10 7/16 x 7 15/16 inches (266 x 202 mm)
Bequest of Mrs. Ernest Ash.

The attribution to Crespi was first suggested on stylistic grounds by Nicholas Turner, who further pointed out that the drawing is related to the "Adoration of the Shepherds" in Stockholm (Inv. no. 1086/1863; there catalogued as Tiarini), which he believes should also be given to Crespi.


Inscribed on verso, at upper center, in black chalk, "firmato Baroccio / Dan Crespi"; at lower right, in graphite, "Dan- Crespi".
Watermark: none.

G. Locarno (Lugt 1691); Giuseppe(?) Pacini (Lugt 2011); Dr. Curt Glaser, former Director of the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; his widow, Maria Milch Glaser, later Mrs. Ernest Ash, New York.
Associated names: 

Locarno, G., d. 1868, former owner.
Pacini, Guiseppe, 19th cent., former owner.
Glaser, Curt, 1879-1943, former owner.
Ash, Ernest, Mrs., former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 250-251.

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