Breaking Ground for the Erection of the Cross, ca. 1680

  • Michel Corneille the Younger, French, 1642-1708

Pen and brown ink with brown wash with white gouache over graphite grid on blue laid paper.

  • Sheet: 14 5/8 × 11 1/8 inches (37.1 × 28.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1SDR75.1

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Christianity
  • Men
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Gouache
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Wash (technique)
  • Horse

Stamp, in purple ink, verso, lower right: J. Peoli (Lugt 2020)

Inscribed, in black ink, verso, lower right: d.CR

J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA)

May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 158

1894-1906, James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1906-1909, Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors. Cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1992, p. 152 (pl. XXIV), p. 166, no. 72. Rosenberg, Pierre. French Master Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in North American Collections, trans. Catherine Johnson. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto and London, 1972, p. 147, no. 30. Perlove, Shelley and George S. Keyes, ed. Seventeenth-Century European Drawings in Midwestern Collections: The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin. Notre Dame, 2015, pp. 248-249, cat. 96 (ill.).

Michel Corneille the Younger, Breaking Ground for the Erection of the Cross, ca. 1680, pen and brown ink with brown wash with white gouache over graphite grid on blue laid paper.. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1SDR75.1.