Attributed to Agostino Ciampelli

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Attributed to Agostino Ciampelli
1565 or 1578-1630
Interior of St. Peter's, with the Wooden Model of Bernini's Baldachin
Pen and brown ink and wash, over graphite, with large paper collage element added, on paper. Adhered overall to old paper mount, 15 1/16 x 19 3/4 inche ( 383 x 501 mm).
11 9/16 x 14 1/8 inches (294 x 358 mm)
Purchased on the Fellows Fund.

Inscribed by Esdaile in pen and brown ink on recto of mount, "Lorenzo Bernini"; signed and dated by him on verso, "W. Esdaile 1816".
Inscribed in pen and brown ink on railing of stairway to crypt, "C. Bernin. E. Rom".

William Esdaile (Lugt 2617); possibly his sale, London, Christie's, 18-25 June 1840; Lucien Goldschmidt, New York.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 116.


Watermark: none visible in raking light.
The design of the baldachin with the congregation of clerics has been cut out from an earlier sheet and combined with a later drawing of the interior of the church.
The model was in place between 1628 and 1631.

Associated names: 

Esdaile, William, 1758-1837, former owner.
Goldschmidt, Lucien, former owner.

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