Artist Italian
  • Head of a Man Wearing a Cap
Date ca. 1650
Medium gouache and watercolor with pen and black and brown ink over a preliminary drawing in graphite, with a decorative border of pen and black ink, on buff antique laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 9 3/16 × 12 3/16 inches (23.3 × 31 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR59
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: BERGAMO [crowned with a circle, similar to Heawood 1867]
Stamp, in black, lower right: Gelosi
Stamp, in blue, lower right: [unidentified collector, possibly Genoels]
Stamp, in purple, verso, lower left: Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Count Gelosi [or Gelozzi] (Turin, Italy).
unidentified collector, possibly Genoels (from which collection one of two Castiglione drawings in the Peoli sale is said to have come).
J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA);
May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 135 (as Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione);
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 295, no. A42.