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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 331

    Italian School, 16th Century

    A scene from the story of Niobe, after Polidoro da Caravaggio

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Italian School, 16th Century
    A scene from the story of Niobe, after Polidoro da Caravaggio
    pen and brown ink, on light brown paper
    7 x 16¼ in. (185 x 418 mm.); and ten other drawings by various hands (11)


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    After a painted frieze executed by Polidoro on the façade of Palazzo Milesi, Rome (see L. Ravelli, Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio, Milan, 1978, pp. 370-3).

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    Provenance

    N. Lanier (L.2886).
    J. Richardson Sen. (L.2184).