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Attributed to manner of Trevisani, Francesco (Italian painter, 1656-1746) , The Agony in the Garden

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Title The Agony in the Garden
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to manner of Trevisani, Francesco (Italian painter, 1656-1746)
Previously attributed to manner of Carracci, Annibale (Italian painter, 1560-1609)
Date Earliest possibly about 1600
Date Latest possibly about 1700
Description This small copper panel's most recent attribution to Francesco Trevisani (1656-1746) is based on the presumed originality of the inscription or signature on the back: ‘Cve Trev.s Ro. 1740' which has been interpreted as 'Cavaliere Trevisani, Roma 1740'. However, the date seems to have been changed from 1748 into 1740. As Trevisani died in 1746, an attribution on the basis of the inscription seems weak. Trevisani who from 1681 worked in Rome made many small devotional pictures, often on a copper support. The Angel and Christ in Trevisani's Dead Christ borne by Angels (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna,) bear some likeness to the figures in the small Glasgow painting. However, the composition is also reminiscent of earlier works such as the Angel and Christ in Paolo Veronese's Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (Brera Pinacoteca, Milan), and is close to two drawings by Palma il Giovane (dated c. 1600, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Albertina, Vienna). Technical research may support a more accurate date and evaluate the present attribution.
Current Accession Number 145
Subject religion (Agony in the Garden), figure
Measurements 16.2 x 22.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on metal (copper)
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures and Sculpture in the Corporation Galleries of Art, Glasgow, compiled by James Paton, Superintendent of the Galleries, Glasgow, 1882, n. 74, p. 19, as by Annibale Carracci; Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures and Sculpture in the Corporation Galleries of Art, Glasgow, compiled by James Paton, Superintendent of the Galleries, and of Kelvingrove Museum. Fifth edition, (Illustrated), Glasgow, 1892, n. 74, p. 19, as by Annibale Carracci, 1560-1609, Italian-Bolognese; Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum Kelvingrove, compiled by James Paton, Superintendent of the Corporation Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow, 1902, n. 190, p. 33 as by Annibale Carracci, 1560-1609, Italian-Bolognese; Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures and Sculpture in the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Compiled by James Paton, Superintendent of all the Corporation Museums and Art Galleries. Ninth edition, Glasgow, 1903, n. 190, p. 36, as by Annibale Carracci, 1560- 1609, Italian-Bolgonese; Catalogue (Illustrated) of the Old Masters Dutch, Flemish, Italian 1500-1700, Introduction by T.C.F. Bratchie, Corporation of Glasgow, Art Galleries and Museums, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 1922, p. 115 as by Annibale Carracci, 1560 - 1609, Italian-Bolognese; Catalogue Descriptive and Historical of the Pictures in the Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums, Introduction by James Eggleton, Glasgow, 1935, p. 56 as by Annibale Carracci, 1560(;) - 1609, Italian-Bolognese;
Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum Association, ‘An unknown painting by Francesco Trevisani (1656-1746)', Calendar of Events, Glasgow, March-April 1969, repr, b/w; George Buchanan, ‘A Colour Plate from Glasgow's forthcoming Italian Catalogue', Scottish Arts Review, 1970, vol. XII, n. 3, p. 17, repr. col; Catalogue of Italian Paintings with which is included a small group of Spanish Pictures, Illustrations, Introduction by George Buchanan, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1970, p. 23, repr. col., p. 99, repr. b/w; F.R. Di Federico, Francesco Trevisani , Washington, 1977, p. 71-72, 112;
Notes Back 'Cve Trev.s Ro. 1740' or 1748;
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Erma Hermens
 

 

 

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