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Giovanni Bonatti painting a caricature portrait of Giov. Paolo Tedesco: 2581

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Titles

Giovanni Bonatti painting a caricature portrait of Giov. Paolo Tedesco

Maker(s)

Bonatti, Giovanni (Il Ferraresino) (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: (?)The double numbering Collector; J. Richardson, Junior (Lugt 2170, Lugt 2997); Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Thomas H. Barker; Sir Frank Brangwyn

Measurements and weight

Height: 200 mm
Width: 134 mm

Relative size of this object

13.4 m20 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank

School or Style

Italian

Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Salvator Rosa
  • Method of creation: Faded red ink
  • Text: Rosa
  • Text: ducento e dodici
  • Text: 212
  • Text: Bonati (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Mount
  • Text: Giovanni Bonati caricando Gio. Pauolo Tedesco. / Thus written with an old hand on the back. / Gio. Bonati was of Ferrara, commonly called Giovannino di Pio, / because That Cardinal took him under his Protection, a Boy, / which he continued to his Death, because of the great In: / dustry & other excellent qualities he continually ex: / :certed, that made him universally lov'd, & employ'd in Im: / :portant works. / He died at y age of 46 only, 1681. / Gio Paulo Scor, a German, was a reasonable Painter, & / hath been employ'd by Alex. VII in his Summer Palace of Mon: / tecavallo. He was made an Academician ano. 1635 / Honest Bonati don't seem to have spar'd Himself in his / Caricatures, any more than his Friend Scor. (in Jonathan Richardson Junior's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: The above is in the handwriting of / Jonathan Richardson, from whose collection the drawing / passed to that of Sir Joshua Reynolds (in another hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Thomas H. Barker's
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: Lot 564
  • Location: Backing
  • Method of creation: Red ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2581
Primary reference Number: 7124
Lugt: 2170
Lugt: 2997
Lugt: 2364
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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