Artist Francesco Novelli, Italian, 1764-1836
Artist Pietro Antonio Novelli, Italian, 1729-1804
Artist after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian, 1682-1754
  • (Untitled, Head of a Nun)
  • Sketchbook of Studies after Piazzetta (series title)
Date 18th century
Medium black chalk with stumping or use of moisture on off-white laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 11 1/8 × 7 11/16 inches (28.3 × 19.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Julius H. Haass Fund
Accession Number 39.666.3
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper right corner: 33
(H. Bittner & Co., New York, New York, USA);
1939-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 307-312, no. A58.