24 January 2001
Property of a private New England trust
Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, il Bolognese (1606-1680)
An extensive river landscape, with a fort in the background (recto); View of the Tiber with the Temple of Hercules Victor (known as the Temple of Vesta) and the Temple of Portunus (formerly the church of Santa Maria Egiziaca), Rome (verso)
inscribed 'A. tempio di vesta. B. Sta. maria A'gittiaca di Preti Armeni. B A Tevere ---> Cloacha masima B A./' (verso), with inscriptions 'Gio. Francesco Grimaldi' (recto) and 'Gio. franciescho Bolognese n°4' (verso)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash (recto)
8 x 11¾ in. (204 x 298 mm.)
J. Richardson Sen. (L. 2183).
B. West (L. 419).
W. Mayor (L. 2799).
J.P. Heseltine (L. 1507).
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