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Giulio Pippi, called Giulio Romano (Rome 1499-1546)
Giulio Pippi, called Giulio Romano (Rome 1499-1546)

A herm wrapped in a scalloped mantle

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Giulio Pippi, called Giulio Romano (Rome 1499-1546)
A herm wrapped in a scalloped mantle
pen and brown ink, octagonal
7? x 3 1/8 in. (18.7 x 7.8 cm.)
Provenance
J. Richardson, Sen. (L.2183), his mount trimmed to the octagonal gold border.
Spencer Collection (L.1531).
Richard Houlditch.
Sir Thomas Lawrence (L. 2445).
Lord Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere; Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1972, lot 73.
Literature
Catalogue of the Ellesmere Collection of Drawings at Bridgewater House, London, 1898, no. 164.

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Lot Essay

One of several studies of herms by Giulio which were formerly in Richardson's collection and afterwards dispersed. Another, showing a herm draped with garlands and very similar in style to the present work, was sold at Christie's, New York, 10 January 1990, lot 25. Other comparable drawings were sold at Sotheby's, London, 16 November 1972, lot 85 and from the Arthur Feldmann collection at Sotheby's, London, 6 July 2005, lot 82.
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