St. John's Vision of Christ and the Seven Candlesticks

1809–1810
Luigi Sabatelli (Italian, 1772–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Le Blanc; Sabatelli: Disegni e incisioni 68

Dimensions

Sheet: 76.9 x 55 cm (30 1/4 x 21 5/8 in.) Platemark: 63.2 x 46 cm (24 7/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2003.760

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From Revelations 1:12 - 1:16; from a series of six etchings in the Apocalypse series

Inscription

Inscribed lower right (below image) on recto: "Luigi Sabatelli inven. ed inc Milano."
Title inscription lower center on recto: "Et conversus vidi septem candelabra aurea... et in medio septem candelabrorum aureorum similem Filio hominis vestitum podere et praecintum ad mamillas Zona aurea. Et habebat in dextra sua stellas septem, et de ore ejus gladius utraque parte actus exibat &c. Apoc. c.l."

Markings

Verso, left center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Lutz Riester, Freiburg, Germany; from whom purchased December 17, 2003

Credit Line

George R. Nutter Fund