Collection

follower of: Alessandro Magnasco
Italian, 1667-1749

Cantastorie, Nd
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mary Bernald, in memory of Eugene Bernald, father of Mary Ann Bernald, class of 1963 and grandfather of Justin K. Lowe, class of 2007
2002.43.3
Period: 17th c / 18th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Sight: 15 3/4 x 12 in. (40.01 x 30.48 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
On verso of stretcher: 1. Paper label reading: Illustrated in Benno Geiger’s “Magnasco” No. 164/ Enciclopedia Della Pittura Italiano by Ugo Galletti, Page 1506./ “A. Magnasco’” by Maria Pospisil/ “Mostra del Magnasco” by Antonio Morassi; 2. Paper label reading: Cantastorie, Venezia, coll. Gatti-Casazza; 3. Stenciled: 797 RH.
Provenance v
Brass Collection,Venice (see Geiger, 1923 and Morassi, 1949); Gatti-Casazza Collection, Venice by 1931 (see Moschini, 1931); Mary Bernald, Ossining, NY; given 2002 to FLLAC, Vassar College.
Published References v
Geiger, Benno, Alessandro Magnasco (Vienna: Krystall-Verlag Ges. M.B.H., 1923), p.52, repr. Tafel 28; Magnasco (Bergamo: Instituto Italiano d’Arti Grafiche, 1949); Mostra del ‘700 italiano [This may not be the exact title of the catalog] (Venice, 1929), no. 23; Moschini, Vittorio, La Pittura Italiana del Settecento (Florence: Alfani e Venturi, 1931), p. 27-8, repr. fig. 33.; Fogolari, Gino, Il Settecento Italiano (Milano: Edizioni Bestetti & Tumminelli, 1932), Fig. 82 repr. as “Pulcinella Suonatore di Chitarra.”; Morassi, Antonio, Mostra del Magnasco (Bergamo: Instituto Italiano d’Arti Grafiche, 1949), p. 26, repr. fig. 6.
Exhibition History v
Venice, “Mostra del ‘700 italiano a Venezia,” 1929. Cat. no. 23. (See Morassi, 1949); Genova, Palazzo Bianco, “Mostra del Magnasco,” June 18-October 15, 1949. Cat. no. 6, repr.
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