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A Flying Angel (recto); Studies of Hands Playing Instruments (verso)

A Flying Angel (recto); Studies of Hands Playing Instruments (verso)


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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

(Italian, 1682-1754)

Black chalk heightened with traces of white chalk

Sheet: 56.3 x 42.6 cm (22 3/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1938.388


In 1723 Piazzetta received the most important religious commission of his career, a ceiling painting of the Glory of Saint Dominic for a chapel in the church of Saints Giovanni e Paolo in Venice. Cleveland's Flying Angel is the artist's study for the angel who carries Saint Dominic in the final work.

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