Angel for Bellini's Tomb (Preparatory Drawing), by Baron Marochetti

Angel for Bellini's Tomb (preparatory drawing)

Baron Marochetti (1805-1867)

Date of tomb: 1838

52 x 41.5 cm.

Source: "La Statue Disparue" (see "Source")

Caroline Hedengren-Dillon writes that in response to her article, "Les monuments funéraires de Carlo Marochetti dans les cimetières parisiens: une découverte au Père-Lachaise," which first appeared in La Tribune de l'Art in October 2013, she received some important information. This concerned an artwork which is almost certainly Marochetti's preparatory drawing for the angel that has long been missing from Vincenzo Bellini's tomb in Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over text for links.]

Photograph © copyright Laurent Delas, reproduced here by kind permission.

Caroline Hedengren-Dillon's note has been summarised in English, again with kind permission, by Jacqueline Banerjee.