Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century

  • Antonio Balestra, Italian, 1666-1740

Pen and brown ink and brown wash over graphite on buff laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 8 1/8 × 11 inches (20.6 × 27.9 cm)

Gift of Elizabeth H. Payne

F80.40

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Shepherds
  • Religion
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Wash (technique)
  • Italy
  • Jesus christ

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, in pencil, verso, along lower ledge edge: CASTIGLIONI Inscribed, in pencil, verso, along lower center edge: Mevot Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right: K 1946

Provenance

Elizabeth H. Payne; 1980-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 282, no. A21.

Rights Status

attributed to Antonio Balestra, Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century, pen and brown ink and brown wash over graphite on buff laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Elizabeth H. Payne, F80.40.