22 January 2003
Polyphemus hurling a rock at Acis and Galatea, after Annibale Carracci
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watercolor, watermark HONIG below beehive in a cartouche, in contemporary mounts
31 5/8 x 21 3/8 in. (800 x 542 mm.); and four drawings of Heliodorus, bust-length, after Raphael; Head of a bearded man looking down to the right; Head of a woman in profile to the left; and The Madonna, bust-length, looking down to the right (5)
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(1) After Annibale's fresco for the vault of the Galleria Farnese, Rome, painted 1597-1600. The scene is taken from Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIII, vv.738-897.
(2, 3 and 4) Illustrated in plate II, p. 133.
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