St. Bernardino of Siena Studying the Scriptures in a Landscape

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Artist Unidentified artist, Italian (Venetian), about 1500 (Italian (Venetian)), Formerly attributed to Giorgione (Italian, about 1477–1510), Formerly attributed to Marco Basaiti (Italian (Venetian), active in 1496–1530)


Catalogue Raisonné

Macandrew 001

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.6 x 19 cm (6 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Mount: 19.4 x 22.4 cm (7 5/8 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.126

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink on cream paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Backed and mounted on framing borders characteristic of William Young Ottley.

Inscription

Recto on tablet held by monk in pen and brown ink: IHS
Mount, recto lower right in graphite pencil: Giorgione
Backing sheet, recto upper right in pen and brown ink: 28
Backing sheet, verso upper center in graphite pencil: from Sir Peter Lelys Collection
Backing sheet, verso center in pen and brown ink: 136
Backing sheet, verso right in graphite pencil: Franciscan Monk in Landscape
Backing sheet, verso lower right in graphite pencil: from Sir Peter Lelys Collection
Backing sheet, verso lower right in graphite pencil (in hand of Charles Sackville Bale): Giorgione
Backing sheet, verso lower left in pen and brown ink (in hand of William Esdaile): Formerly in the collection of Nath Hone / afterwards of Sir Jos. Reynolds.
Backing sheet, verso lower left in pen and brown ink (in hand of William Esdaile): 1814 WE P 6 N 33 [0 -- crossed out].
Mount, verso lower right in graphite pencil (in hand of Charles Eliot Norton): C. S. Bale. / Bo't at his sale, 1882.

Markings

Backing sheet, recto lower left stamped in black ink -- mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364)
Backing sheet, recto lower left in pen and brown ink -- mark of William Esdaile (Lugt 2617)
Recto lower right stamped in black ink -- mark of Nathaniel Hone (Lugt 2793)
Backing sheet, verso lower center stamped in black ink -- mark of Charles Sackville Bale (Lugt 640)
Backing sheet, verso lower right in graphite pencil -- mark of Charles Sackville Bale (Lugt 641)
Mount, verso lower center in graphite pencil -- mark of Charles Eliot Norton (not in Lugt)

Provenance

Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680, London, cf. Lugt 2092-2094); Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784, London, Lugt 2793); Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792, London, Lugt 2364); William Esdaile (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617); William Young Ottley (1771-1836, London, Lugt 2662); Thomas Thane (1782-1846, London, Lugt 2461); Charles Sackville Bale (1791-1880, London, Lugt 640-641); his sale, London, Christie's, 9 June 1881, lot 2299; to Charles Eliot Norton; his daughter, Miss Sara Norton, Boston; from whom purchased by MFA, April 1919.

Credit Line

John William Wheelwright Fund