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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    Francesco Panini (Rome 1745-1812)

    The Cortile del Belvedere, The Vatican

    Price Realised  

    Francesco Panini (Rome 1745-1812)
    The Cortile del Belvedere, The Vatican
    pen and grey ink, watercolour, heightened with white, watermark Strasburg Lily over C&I Honig
    17¾ x 28 1/8 in. (45.2 x 71.5 cm.)


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    Born in Rome, Francesco Panini was the son of the celebrated artist Giovanni Paolo Panini. Along with the french artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) he trained in his father's studio where he studied perspective and architectural painting. He is best known for his views of Rome, many of which were purchased by English aristocrats during the Grand Tour. This drawing is probably related to Francesco's series of views of the Vatican of which 15, including another of the Cortile del Belvedere, are in the Louvre (inv. 6691-6706).

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