GIUSEPPE CESARI, called CAVALIERE D’ARPINO

Arpino 1568-1640 Rome

An Angel in Flight: Study for the “Ascension of Christ” (S. Giovanni in Laterano, Rome)

Inscribed, lower right, Joseppo d'Arpinas; numbered, lower left, 16.10.


Black and red chalk

15 x 14 inches

380 x 357 mm

Provenance

Lambert Hermandsz. ten Kate (1674-1731) (his sale: Amsterdam, 16 June 1732 and the following days, album A, no 8 [“Een Vliegende Engel door Josepino of Joseppe d’Arpino; met zwart kryt geteekent. Bisschop in zyn Teekenboek pag. 9”]), sold for 30 guilders to

Antoni Rutgers (1695-1778) (his sale, Amsterdam, 1 December 1778 and the following days, album I, no. 521 [“Een Vliegende Engel met zwart Kryt zeer uitvoorig getekend…”]), sold for 8 guilders to

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798) (his sale, 3 March 1800 and the following days, album AA, no. 39 [“Een vliegend studiebeeld”])

Le baron Melchior-Roger Portalis (1841- 1912), Paris (Lugt 2232)

Léon Voillemont (Lugt 789d)

Private collection, Brussels


Exhibitions

New York, W. M. Brady & Co., Master Drawings, 1520-1890, 2006, cat. no. 8, illustrated (entry by F. Härb)

Ottawa, The National Gallery of Canada, From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome, 2009, cat. no. 148, illustrated (entry by F. Härb)

New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection, 2011, cat. no. 27, illustrated (entry by Rhoda Eitel-Porter)


Literature

R. Weigel, Die Werke der Maler in ihren Handzeichnungen: beschreibendes Verzeichniss der in Kupfer gestochenen, lithographirten und photographirten Facsimiles von Originalzeichnungen grosser Meister, Leipzig, 1865, p. 9, no 98 (“Schwebender Engel. J. Episcopius sc…”)

J. G. van Gelder, “Lambert ten kate als Kunstversamelaar,” Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek, vol. 21, 1970, p. 173, pl. 13, illustration of the de Bisschop engraving after the drawing (p. 157)

J. G. van Gelder and I. Jost, Jan de Bisschop and his Icones & Paradigmata: Classical Antiquities and Italian Drawings for artistic instruction in Seventeenth Century Holland, Doornspijk, 1985, pp. 234-35 (as considered lost)

Etched in reverse by Jan de Bisschop, Paradigmata graphices variorum artificum: voor-beelden der teken-konst van verscheyde meesters, The Hague, 1671, pl. 9 (inscribed, Jos. Arp. inv .d.)


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