New York, Park Avenue
30 January 1998
Giovanni Biliverti* (1576-1666)
The Archangel Gabriel pointing to the Madonna and Child, with Saints Andrew, Dominic, Bartholomew and Francis (?)
inscribed 'domenico', 'S.o Bartolomeo' and 'S.o Andrea' and with inscription 'Antonio Biliverty figlio d'un Tedesco nato a Firenze' and 'N143' on the mount
black and red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, the head of Saint Dominic on an attached piece of paper
13 x 9 in. (350 x 237 mm.)
An unidentified collector's mark (L. 2736).
J. Schrofl, his mark (not in Lugt).
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The inscription on the mount records that Biliverti was the son of Jaques Jansz. Bijlevelt, born in Delft, and Beliverti came to Florence in 1573 to work for Grand Duke Ferdinand I. Giovanni Biliverti is also sometimes called Antonio.
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