9 July 2002
Giovanni Battista delle Rovere, il Fiammenghino (Milan circa 1575-circa 1640)
Two angels appearing to a priest during mass
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white on blue paper, circular
10 1/8 in. (258 mm.) diam.
Probably Francesco Maria Nicoló Gabburri, with his inscription 'Dionisio Calvard Fiamingo' and numbering 'N. 160.' on the mount (cf. L. 2992b).
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Professor Giulio Bora has kindly confirmed the attribution on the basis of a photograph, in a communication dated 11 May 2002. Professor Bora notes that while Giovanni Battista certainly executed similar tondi, none of this subject is recorded.
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