22 January 2004
Domenico Campagnola (Venice (?) 1500-1564 Padua)
A battle scene
pen and brown ink, brown wash
8½ x 9¾ in. (215 x 245 mm.)
Gosta Stenman; Christie's, London, 12 December 1985, lot 297.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 January 1994, lot 159.
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S. Folds McCullagh, Italian Drawings before 1600 in the Art Institue of Chicago, Chicago, 1997, under no. 81.
Aspen Art Museum, Old Master Paintings and Drawings from Colorado Collections, 1998, illustrated.
A very similar Battle Scene is in the Art Institute of Chicago (S. Folds McCullagh, op. cit., no. 81). Suzanne Folds McCullagh has suggested that the present drawing could have been a pendant to the Chicago drawing, or that both were part of a larger frieze.
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