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What is this?

The Saint is sitting on clouds, with book and three balls, blessing. Surrounded by angels, two of them with mitre and crozier. Below, at left: The father standing, mother and son kneeling. At right a tub surrounded by three children.

This is a drawing from Italy. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

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Its medium is

brush and brown and gray wash, pen and brown ink on paper

Its dimensions are

27.7 x 18.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

incomplete watermark: upper part of a heart with A M G; cross above

It is signed

Signature at right corner: "F. Mergolo"

This object was created by Francesco Saverio Mergolo

This object was purchased from Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, A Votive Image of a Boy Presented by his Parents to St. Nicholas of Bari, late 18th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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