Studies for "Hercules at the Crossroads" and for the "Nativity" Artist: Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian, 1708–1787)


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.)

Credit Line

Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund

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18th century


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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.
  • 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.
  • Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Vision and Continuity: Italian Drawings from the Permanent Collection 1530–1780, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1991), 28, no. 47, cover ill., ill.
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