Study of a Boy Playing the Harp Seated on Clouds, between 1600 and 1625

  • Italian

Black chalk, heightened with white, on gray-green antique laid paper with fibrous inclusions

  • Framed: Sheet: 10 15/16 × 7 1/2 inches (27.8 × 19.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund

61.201.A

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Chalk
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Harp (chordophone)
  • Harpist
  • Boy
  • Italy

Provenance

Lucien Goldsmidt (New York, New York, USA) (as by Giuseppe Maria Crespi [q.v.]); 1961-present, purchase by 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. 292, no. A37.

Rights Status

Italian, Study of a Boy Playing the Harp Seated on Clouds, between 1600 and 1625, black chalk, heightened with white, on gray-green antique laid paper with fibrous inclusions. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Elizabeth P. Kirby Fund, 61.201.A.