4 July 2006
Giovanni Battista Foggini (Florence 1652-1725)
The Death of the Children of Niobe
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, the verso partly rubbed with red chalk, watermark fleur-de-lys
10¾ x 16½ in. (276 x 420 mm.)
L. Peoli (L. 2020).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 27 June 1967, lot 123 (as Antonio Tempesta, to Plowden).
The Lord Plowden G.B.E., K.C.B. (1907-2001), Martels Manor, Great Dunmow, Essex, and by descent to the present owners.
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A very similar drawing by Foggini is in a private collection, London (Y. Tan Bunzl, Italian 17th Century Drawings from British Private Collections, Edinburgh, Merchants' Hall, 1972, no. 49).
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