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CORRADO GIAQUINTO

Corrado Giaquinto (Molfetta 1703-Naples 1765)
The assumption of the Virgin Mary

Pen and brown ink, over black chalk underdrawing on paper
395x270mm
Inscribed: "Creti Cav. Donato – Cremona 1671-1749"
Watermark: dog in a circle

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Provenance: private collection, Vienna

This drawing relates to Giaquinto's painting “The assumption of the Vergin” now in the Cattedrale dell’Assunta (Molfetta). A similar sketch is in the Biblioteca comunale of Fermo1.

1Stefano Papetti, Il segno dei maestri: da Guercino a Canova, Grottammare, 1/Aug-19/Oct/2003, p.70, no.27.