PRIOR TO PAPER CONSERVATION
THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS AT THE TEMPLE
VERSO SIMONE CANTARINI
1612 PESARO – 1648 VERONA
“THE PRESENTATION OF JESUS AT THE TEMPLE”
An arrangement sketch perhaps executed preparatory to a painting.
Simone Cantarini, or Simone da Pesaro, called “il Pesarese” was an Italian painter and etcher. He is mainly known for his history paintings and portraits executed in an original style, which united aspects of Bolognese classicism with a bold naturalism. (Wiki).
English collection, “Con ts Lindsay”, John Lindsay, the 24th Earl of Crawford. Purchased in Italy in the year 1825. Scene of figures in the same hand on the verso. Removed from backing sheet (third photo from top) for conservation and paper restoration (see the before first photo above).
Brown ink on laid paper with infill top right-hand side, using leaf casting method to complete the absent blank corner.