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Circle of Antonio Tempesta (Florence 1555-1630 Rome)
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Circle of Antonio Tempesta (Florence 1555-1630 Rome)

A general commanding a squadron of cavalry in the siege of a hill town

Details
Circle of Antonio Tempesta (Florence 1555-1630 Rome)
A general commanding a squadron of cavalry in the siege of a hill town
red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, on an 18th Century mount
6½ x 10½ in. (166 x 267 mm.)
Provenance
C. Rogers (cf. L. 624) his (?) mount and attribution 'A. Tempesta'; Thomas Philipe, London, 15 April 1799, part of lot 633.
W. Esdaile (L. 2617), with his inscription 'C. Roger's coll. 1799 P101 N101'; perhaps Christie's, London, 18 June 1840, lot 367 (A. Tempesta, The combat of Scipio and Annibale, pen and bistre; a fine composition, 6s. to Mayor, with lot 366).
An unidentified Italian collector's inscription 'Rinier Ricardi Generale dello Esercito.' on the mount.
Literature
Redford, no. 115.
Lockinge, no. 31.
Russell, no. 131.
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