London, South Kensington
2 December 2008
This lot is offered without a reserve
Italian School, 16th Century
A scene from the story of Niobe, after Polidoro da Caravaggio
pen and brown ink, on light brown paper
7 x 16¼ in. (185 x 418 mm.); and ten other drawings by various hands (11)
N. Lanier (L.2886).
J. Richardson Sen. (L.2184).
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After a painted frieze executed by Polidoro on the façade of Palazzo Milesi, Rome (see L. Ravelli, Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio, Milan, 1978, pp. 370-3).
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