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GIACINTO GIMIGNANI (Pistoia 1606-1681 Rome)
ITALIAN DRAWINGS FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
GIACINTO GIMIGNANI (Pistoia 1606-1681 Rome)

Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides

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GIACINTO GIMIGNANI (Pistoia 1606-1681 Rome)
Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white
8 1/8 x 11 in. (20.6 x 27.9 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Olympia, London, 20 April 2004, lot 19, where acquired by the present owner.

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For this drawing, Gimignani was likely inspired by Pietro da Cortona’s (1596-1669) design of Hercules and Flora (Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett), executed as a frontispiece for Giovanni Battista Ferrari’s Hesperides published in 1646. We are grateful to Professor Jörg Merz for confirming the attribution to Gimignani based on a digital image.

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