Night allegory, Francesco Albani;   ?
Francesco Albani
Night allegory
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Francesco Albani: Allegorie der Nacht, Feder in Braun über Rötel, graubraun laviert, 250 mm (Durchmesser). Inv. Nr. C 464, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden

Annibale Carracci: Allegorie der Nacht, Feder in Braun über Rötel, graubraun laviert, auf Papier, 278 x 420 mm. Inv. Nr. C 455, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden

Francesco Albani ?

Night allegory

254 x 205 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
557 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Night allegory
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Unten rechts Stempel der Sammlung Pierre-Jean Mariette, Paris (Lugt 2097); verso Marke des Kunsthändlers Guillaume-Jean Constantin, Paris (Lugt 3000); Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 23R140 personification of the night, 'Nox'; 'Notte', 'Carro della notte', 'Serenità della notte' (Ripa)
  • 5(+1131) Abstract Ideas and Concepts (+ clothed with wings)
  • 25H landscapes

Research and Discussion


Alternative Attribution


Object History
Pierre Crozat (1665–1740), Paris
Nachlass Crozat, 1740
Verst. durch Pierre Jean Mariette (1694 –1774),, Paris an Hecquet für Mariette, Paris, 10. April 1741
Nachlass Mariette, 1774
Verst. durch Pierre François Basan, Paris, 15. November 1775
Charles-Paul-Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart de Saint-Morys (1743–1795), Paris und Hondainville
Verst. durch Paillet und Milliotti,Paris, 1. Februar 1786
Philippe-Laurent de Joubert, baron de Sommières et de Montredon (1729–1792), Paris
Nachlass Joubert, 1792
Verst. durch Guillaume Jean Constantin & Jean Guillaume Poultier, Paris, 21. Januar 1793
Jean-Baptiste Denis Lempereur (1726–1792), Paris
Verst. durch Delalande, Paris, 27. Dezember 1796
Guillaume Jean Constantin (1755–1816), Paris
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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