Study of an Angel after Goya, San Antonio de la Florida, Madrid; Sketch of Armour
Graphite on ivory paper
Overall: 5 13/16 x 3 3/4 in. (14.8 x 9.5 cm)
Angel from the Angels and Cherubs section of the cupola fresco at San Antonio de la Florida in Madrid. Drawing from a bound album with 180 drawings (179 tipped in, one on verso of album page) by Beckwith and Sargent.
Verso: Architectural detail
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Inscribed in graphite at upper left: "Madrid"; at middle right: "23 Août '80"; at lower left: "Goya á la Florida"
Verso: Inscribed in graphite at top: "CYRIACÆ. DVLCISSIMÆ. DEPOSITÆ / IN PACE. VIXIT. ANNOS. XX / IDIBVS. MARTIIS"; across center: "[text in Greek]"; across bottom: ""She who was once but in her flesh a [slum?] / Hath for her flesh found freedom in the grown." / The Anthology by / John Addington Symonds"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.