7 July 1998
Vincenzo Leonardi (active 1621-46)
Two Citrus Medica
numbered '58' and '59'
black chalk, watercolour, bodycolour on two attached pieces of paper
408 x 197 mm.
Cassiano dal Pozzo, by descent to
Cosimo Antonio dal Pozzo.
Pope Clement XI.
Cardinal Alessandro Albani.
King George III.
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D. Freedberg and D. Baldini, The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, Series B-Part one, Citrus Fruit, London, 1997, nos. 2-3, illustrated.
The drawing was commissioned by Cassiano dal Pozzo for his Museo Cartaceo and was engraved for it by G.B. Ferrari. Other references to the same fruit are in a painting by Bartolomeo Bimbi in the Museo Botanico of the University of Florence (C. 612).
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