Antonio Daniele Bertoli
Minerva and Urania Before a Statue of Augustus, in a Library
Graphite, point of brush and gray wash, on tan paper. Ruled border in pen and black ink. Hinged to old mount.
11 x 7 1/2 inches (278 x 190 mm)
Gift of H.P. Kraus, 1961.
Inscribed at lower center beneath ruled border in pen and black ink, "Bertoli / invenit et / delin."; beneath ruled border, "Huc, ubi pra'claris Augusta' cura Minerva' / Artibus augmentum, subsidiumque dedit, / Pervigil Uranie studii monumena recentis, / Caesaris ad statuam depositura, tulit."; on old mount at lower left in graphite, "Vgl : Kupferstiche : Sedlmayr", at lower center, "[arrow surmounting circle] / Kaiser Karl VI / Anton Daniel Bertoli / +1745, in Wien / (nach J. J. Sedlmayr)"; on fragment of old mount in graphite, "1690. Bertoli Antoine". Stamped on fragment of old mount, "32".
Attributed by H.P. Kraus to Antonio Daniele Bertoli. Acquired as Antonio Daniele Bertoli.