Paolo De Matteis

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Paolo De Matteis
1662-1728
The Christ Child Flanked by a Seated Monk Holding a Book and a Saint Holding a Cross
Brush and gray-brown wash, over black chalk, on light brown paper.
11 5/8 x 14 7/16 inches (297 x 367 mm)
Gift of Joseph Brewer.
1981.6
Inscription: 

Signed at lower center, in pen and gray-brown ink, "Paulus de Mattheis fecit / et pinxit in tholo Jesu Novo / Neapoli"; numbered on verso, in an old hand, in pen and a different brown ink, "g. 80".

Provenance: 
Unidentified collector (Lugt S. 2715b); Joseph Brewer, New York.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 275.

Notes: 

Watermark: none.
Study for the cupola fresco (now destroyed), Gesù Nuovo, Naples.

Associated names: 

Brewer, Joseph, former owner.

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