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Jacob's Dream

Jacob's Dream

c. 1720
(British, 1686–before.1770)
Sheet: 28.5 x 42 cm (11 1/4 x 16 9/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This drawing was formerly attributed to the Venetian landscape painter Marco Ricci (1676-1730), who worked periodically in England during the early 18th century.

Description

Joseph Goupy played a significant role in cultivating a taste for Italian art in 18th-century Britain. Here, Goupy copied an oil painting by Salvator Rosa now in the Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth. Copying from Old Masters was a venerated practice in the 18th century. In addition to being an essential aspect of artistic training, the circulation of great works of art served to educate connoisseurs and to shape public opinion. Goupy’s luminous gouaches were highly prized, fetching prices considerably higher than original portraits of the period.
  • 1969
    (sale, Christie's, London, March 25, 1969, no. 32)
    after 1969-?
    (Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London)
    ?-?
    (William H. Schab, New York)
    ?-1970
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse, Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    1970-
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Provenance Footnotes
    1 As "Attributed to Marco Ricci."
  • Langdon, Helen. Salvator Rosa Paint and Performance. London: Reaktion Books, Limited, 2022. .
    Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1971." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 59, no. 1 (1972): 3-46. Mentioned: p. 43 no. 100; Reproduced: p. 17 25152412
    Pignatti, Terisio. Disegni antichi del Museo Correr di Venezia. Vicenza: Neri Pozza, 1980. Mentioned: vol. 1, p. 33
    Miller, Michael J. Drawing: A Glossary of Materials: Selections from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1987. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 4
    Robertson, Bruce, and Robert Dance. "Joseph Goupy and the Art of the Copy." Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 75, no. 10 (1988): 354-75. Mentioned: pp. 354-75; Reproduced: p. 354 www.jstor.org
    Lemonedes, Heather. British Drawings: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Exh. Cat. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2013. Mentioned: pp. 22-23, 146, no. 6; Reproduced: p. 23
  • British Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art . The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 10-May 26, 2013).
    Collecting Drawings in England. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 3, 1987-January 17, 1988).
    Italian Drawings from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 16, 1986-March 1, 1987).
    Leona E. Prasse, Connoisseur and Curator. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 28-August 25, 1985).
    I and Thou. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 21-May 27, 1984).
    18th Century Master Drawings. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 6-November 22, 1981).
    Year in Review: 1971. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 28, 1971-February 6, 1972).
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1970.362