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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian, 1708–1787

Studies for “Hercules at the Crossroads” and for the “Nativity”

ca. 1748

Red and white chalk tinted with tan wash, squared for transfer in red chalk

24.1 × 35.7 cm (9 1/2 × 14 1/16 in.) framed: 39.37 × 52.07 cm (15 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)
Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund
1965.9.16
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Provenance: 

P & D Colnagni & Co., London, 1965; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch and John J. Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 193–95, no. 64, ill.

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