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Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, called il Bolognese (Bologna 1606-1680 Rome)
Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Ann Sutherland Harris
Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, called il Bolognese (Bologna 1606-1680 Rome)

Buildings above a wooded lake

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Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, called il Bolognese (Bologna 1606-1680 Rome) Buildings above a wooded lake with number '26' in ink (lower right) black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash 11 x 9 ½ in. (27.9 x 24.1 cm)
Provenance
with Lorna Lowe, London 1972.
Exhibited
Pittsburgh, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Collects: European Drawings, 1500 to 1800, 2004-2005, no. 17 (entry by T. Smart).

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In this landscape, dating from the 1670s, Grimaldi alternated highly detailed areas, fully worked up in wash, with passages left unfinished, like the figures in the left foreground, lightly sketched in black chalk.

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