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drawing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Ff,2.164

  • Description

    Four putti catching butterflies; one putto seen from behind trying to catch a butterfly, the putti either side of him on the ground reaching up as well, a putto sitting at right is holding a butterfly in his right hand, trees behind Pen and brown ink, with brown wash

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1593-1665
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 136 millimetres
    • Width: 170 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Verso inscribed with several lines [unseen]
  • Curator's comments

    Friedlaender (III, p.46; V, p.121) suggests that the drawing is a pastiche, rather than a copy of a lost original, perhaps by Podestà.

  • Bibliography

    • Rosenberg & Prat 1994 R504 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French Roy XVIIc)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1799

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Ff,2.164

Four putti catching butterflies; one putto seen from behind trying to catch a butterfly, the putti either side of him on the ground reaching up aswell, a putto sitting at r is holding a butterfly in his r hand, trees behind Pen and brown ink, with brown wash

Recto

Four putti catching butterflies; one putto seen from behind trying to catch a butterfly, the putti either side of him on the ground reaching up aswell, a putto sitting at r is holding a butterfly in his r hand, trees behind Pen and brown ink, with brown wash

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