Study for the Martyrdom of St. Andrew, or The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

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Study for the Martyrdom of St. Andrew, or The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew

 

 

Name:
Courtois, Guillaume, 1628-1679 (Attributed name), Domenichino, 1581-1641, formerly attributed to (Artist)
Title:
Study for the Martyrdom of St. Andrew, or The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew
Format:
drawings
Genre:
Histories (visual works); Religious art
Place of Origin:
Italy
Date:
No date (17th century)
Physical Description:
1 drawing ; 15 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (39 x 27.1 cm)
Note (Medium/support):
Red chalk on gray paper mounted on cardboard; squared for transfer
Note (Ownership):
Gift of the Estate of Lola Szladits
Note:
The representation of the main figure, a bearded man, arranged as if he crucified, along with some of the other figures, suggests the drawing is a study for Courtois's "Martyrdom of St. Andrew" at Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, Rome, depicting the saint crucified on an X. However, a figure uses knives to cut into the legs of the bearded man, suggesting this drawing could depict the martyrdom of St. Bartholomew, although under this title it is related to an untraced painting, despite the transfer marks on the drawing. The Delany sale in 1872 lists both a drawing of "The Martyrdom of St. Andrew" by Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino), lot 162 (later reattributed to Courtois), but there is also a listing for a drawing of "The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew" by an unknown artist in red chalk on gray paper, part of lot 7.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12003543
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-ffgs-6e91