The Sacrament of Ordination, 1754

  • Italian

Pen and black ink with brown wash on buff antique laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 15 × 10 7/8 inches (38.1 × 27.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1SDR28

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Religion
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Ordination
  • Wash (technique)
  • Italy

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Watermark: coat of arms Stamp, in red, lower right: Bates (Lugt 2604)

Inscribed, in pen and black ink, lower left: Quadro di Giuseppe Crespi, detto Spagnuolo Bolognese Inscribed, lower right: C. A. Bosso f. 1754 [C A and B in monogram] Inscribed, in pencil, lower center: Italian Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right: 678 Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower left: 174 [crossed out] 28

Provenance

William Bates (Birmingham, England) March 1889, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England). James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-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. 314, no. A60.

Rights Status

Italian, The Sacrament of Ordination, 1754, pen and black ink with brown wash on buff antique laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1SDR28.