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The Triumph of David; the Biblical hero carrying the head of Goliath in the centre, a procession of women playing instruments in the gateway
Pen and brown ink, grey-brown wash, over black chalk, squared for transfer
- Production date
- 1592-1595 (circa)
Height: 187 millimetres
Width: 173 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Perhaps a study for the organ shutters painted by Procaccini in 1592-1595 for Milan cathedral, see Ward Neilson fig. 55. As Philip Pouncey noted the central placement of David in the drawing is puzzling for a composition to be split between two shutters, and he suggested that it might be a design for a now lost painting of the same theme. In the same article Pouncey connected a monochrome oil on paper study of the 'Triumph of David' at Christ Church, Oxford to the same commission (Pouncey fig. 417; J. Byam Shaw, 'Drawings by Old Masters at Christ Church, Oxford', Oxford, 1976, I, no. 1185, II, pl. 703).
A print after present the drawing by Ryland is in Roger's 'Imitations'
Lit.: G. Waagen, 'Treasures of Art in Great Britain, Supplement', London, 1857, pp. 33; E. Arslan, 'Le Pitture del Duomo di Milano', 1960, pp.65-66; P. Pouncey, 'Some drawings by Camillo Procaccini connected with paintings and choir stalls' in 'Arte in Europa: scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Edoardo Arslan', Milan, 1966, I, p. 642, fig. 416b; N. Ward Neilson, 'Camillo Procaccini, Paintings and Drawings', New York and London, 1979, pp.138-9, fig.56
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