Artist Italian
  • The Sacrament of Ordination
Date 1754
Medium pen and black ink with brown wash on buff antique laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 15 × 10 7/8 inches (38.1 × 27.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR28
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: coat of arms
Stamp, in red, lower right: Bates (Lugt 2604)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and black ink, lower left: Quadro di Giuseppe Crespi, detto Spagnuolo Bolognese
Inscribed, lower right: C. A. Bosso f. 1754 [C A and B in monogram]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower center: Italian
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right: 678
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower left: 174 [crossed out] 28
William Bates (Birmingham, England)
March 1889, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England).
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. 314, no. A60.