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Giuseppe Cades (1750-1799)
Giuseppe Cades (1750-1799)

Athena strengthening the shield and helmet of a young warrior

Details
Giuseppe Cades (1750-1799)
Athena strengthening the shield and helmet of a young warrior
signed 'Giu Cades 17.'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
207 x 310 mm.
Provenance
Anon. sale, Sotheby's Monaco, 21 February 1988, lot 317
Literature
M.T. Caracciolo, Giuseppe Cades, Paris, 1992, no. 49 C, illustrated.

Lot Essay

One of three drawings in the shape of a frieze, most probably designs for wall decorations depicting mythological scenes in which Athena plays a central part. Another drawing represented a scene from the story of Arachne, while the present one may relate to an episode in the Iliad, when the goddess exhorts a young Greek warrior.
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