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Cain Slaying Abel

Accession Number
1970/2.46

Title
Cain Slaying Abel

Artist(s)
Francesco Monti

Object Creation Date
before 1736

Medium & Support
black chalk, heightened with white on light brown toned paper

Dimensions
19 5/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. ( 49.8 cm x 35.9 cm )

Credit Line
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Label copy
Monti's biographer Zanotti lauded him for his skill in drawing nudes. This is the sort of highly finished academic study for which the artist was well known, featuring models painstakingly posed. In the Museum's sheet the models portray Cain and Abel. The presence of the artist's signature in the lower left suggests that he was proud of this composition. Monti's nude studies are distinctive for their inclusion of detailed natural settings and costumes.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Abel
death
nudes
trees

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