Artist Michel Corneille the Younger, French, 1642-1708
  • Breaking Ground for the Erection of the Cross
Date ca. 1680
Medium pen and brown ink with brown wash with white gouache over graphite grid on blue laid paper.
Dimensions Sheet: 14 5/8 × 11 1/8 inches (37.1 × 28.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR75.1
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in purple ink, verso, lower right: J. Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in black ink, verso, lower right: d.CR
J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA);
May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 158;
1894-1906, James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1906-1909, 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. Cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1992, p. 152 (pl. XXIV), p. 166, no. 72.

Rosenberg, Pierre. French Master Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in North American Collections, trans. Catherine Johnson. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto and London, 1972, p. 147, no. 30.

Perlove, Shelley and George S. Keyes, ed. Seventeenth-Century European Drawings in Midwestern Collections: The Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin. Notre Dame, 2015, pp. 248-249, cat. 96 (ill.).