Gaspare Diziani

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Gaspare Diziani
1689-1767
The Virgin of Sorrows
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, over black chalk, on laid paper.
22 5/16 x 13 15/16 inches (567 x 354 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1962.14
Provenance: 
B. Jonzen, England; P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., London.
Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Thirteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963 & 1964. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1964, p. 102.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 141.

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Ruled border with arched top in pen and brown ink.
The sheet is made up of two sections joined together.
In this large, finished drawing, the grief-stricken Virgin laments the death of Christ, her heart pierced with swords symbolic of her Seven Sorrows. Diziani was a pupil of Giambattista Tiepolo's first teacher, Gregorio Lazzarini (1657-1730), and of Sebastiano Ricci, whose style as a draftsman this work reflects. --Exhibition Label, from "Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings"

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Jonzen, B., former owner.

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