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Recumbent Lion

Recumbent Lion

Previously attributed: Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (in circa 1570-1580)

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Title Recumbent Lion
Material and technique Black, yellow and red chalk, on gray-brown paper, laid down
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 156 mm
Width 373 mm
Artists Previously attributed: Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte)
: Titiaan (Tiziano Vecellio)
Accession number I 57 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Creation date in circa 1570-1580
Watermark Scales in a circle (fragment, at the top right edge beneath the lion's head (vH, ?P; backing paper vV, ?P), viewed with IRP (transmitted light). [see image]
Inscriptions 'Bassan' (below centre, pen and brown ink)
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Mark Z. Sagredo (L.2103a) inv. B.B. no: 75, F.W. Koenigs (L.1023a)
Provenance Zaccaria Sagredo (1653-1729, L.2103a, inv. 'B.B. no: 75 or 15), Venice; - ; Franz W. Koenigs (1881-1941, L.1023a), Haarlem, acquired in 1927 (Jacopo Bassano); D.G. van Beuningen (1877-1955), Rotterdam, acquired with the Koenigs Collection in 1940 and donated to the Foundation Museum Boymans
Exhibitions Florence/Paris 1976, no. 9; Rotterdam 2009 (coll 2 kw 3)
Internal exhibitions De Collectie Twee - wissel III, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Research Italian Drawings 1400-1600
Literature Tietze/Tietze-Conrat 1944, no. 1917, pl. 68.2 (Titian); Arslan 1960 (‘di Francesco’); Florence/Paris 1976, no. 9, ill. (Titian); Wethey 1987, no. 28, ill. 113; Rearick 1991, no. 8, fig. f (J. Bassano); Rearick 2001, p. 174 (J. Bassano after Titian); Rosand 2004, p. 399; Whistler 2016, p. 88, fig. 77 (attr. J. Bassano after Titian)
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte)

Bassano del Grappa circa 1510 - Venetië 1592

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