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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 321

    Circle of Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (Viterbo 1610-1662)

    The Triumph of Galatea

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (Viterbo 1610-1662)
    The Triumph of Galatea
    red chalk, watermark encircled fleur-de-lys
    8 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (224 x 175 mm.)


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    Derived from a lost drawing by Romanelli of which a counterproof can be found in the Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf (J.M. Merz, Pietro da Cortona und sein Kreis Die Zeichnungen in Düsseldorf, Munich-Berlin, 2005, p. 404, no. 240).

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    Provenance

    A. Maggiori (L. 3005b), with inscription 'Appartiene ad Ales.o Maggiori il quale lo compro in Roma nel 1806.' (verso)


    Saleroom Notice

    Nicolas Turner suggests that an attribution to Francisco Vieira Lusitano could be considered.