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Italian School
17th century
Jacob at the Well
Pen and brown ink and wash, with white chalk, and squared for transfer in black chalk.
9 1/16 x 11 7/16 inches (187 x 295 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A1381).

It is possible that this drawing, which has a black chalk grid for transfer, was created by Giancinto Gimignani (1606-1681), a follower of Pietro da Cortona. Gimignani, a painter and etcher from Pistoia, was active primarily in Rome during the Baroque period, and he was present in the studios of both Cortona and Andrea Sacchi. The present sheet bears a resemblance to other drawings of Old Testament scenes by Gimignani now in the Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe, Rome, for example Labano Searching for the Idol Hidden by Rachel (inv. F.C. 127208).

Associated names: 

Gimignani, Giacinto, 1606-1681, Possible attribution.
McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.

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