Moses Saved from the Waters

Italian
1656–1658
Pier Francesco Mola (Italian, 1612–1666)


Dimensions

Sheet: 18.6 x 26.5 cm (7 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2016.379

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink, red chalk, and brush and red wash

Not On View

Classifications

Drawings

Red pencil, red watercolor, pen, and brown ink

Inscription

On the reverse of the drawing, in Mola's hand, incomplete inscription with pen and brown ink: "mandare / antonio dal Sig. Belardino / per pigliare il ritratto del Pap[a] / in lapis lazuli picolo / il disegno o stampa che ha / della Concetione"; handwritten mark "Lr 16 / T D" ("Destouche"? Cfr.Lugt 794)

Signed

Signed in lower right, "Mola"

Provenance

About 1890, said to be in the Madrazo collection, Madrid. By about 1930, said to be in the Marqués de Casa Torres collection, Madrid; 2015, sold by the Marqués de Casa Torres to Coll and Cortés (dealer), Madrid; 2015, sold by Coll and Cortés to Artur Ramon Fine Art (dealer), Madrid and Barcelona; 2016, sold by Artur Ramon Art to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Fund in honor of Clifford S. Ackley and Francis Welch Fund