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The Triumph of Titus and Vespasian; the men in a horse-drawn chariot, an angel with crowns above them, a triumphal arch at right and landscape beyond
Pen and black ink, brown wash, over black chalk, heightened with white (partly discoloured)
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Height: 269 millimetres
Width: 383 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Acquired as by Diana Scultori. It is a copy after Giulio's painting acquired in 1662 by Louis XIV from the banker Everhard Jabach's collection and now in the Louvre, Paris (1420). The style of the drawing suggests it is by Michel Corneille II who was closely involved in Everhard Jabach's collecting, see C. Monbeig Goguel, 'The retouched drawings in the Everard Jabach collection at the Louvre', "The Burlington Magazine", 130, pp. 821-35. It is unclear of the significance of the intials 'DM', the interpretation offered in Gere and Pouncey's entry seems unlikely if it is accepted that the drawing is French XVIIc. and not by a XVIc. follower of Giulio.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
The composition is that of the painting in the Louvre (1420; Hartt, fig. 377). This came from Mantua and is believed by Hartt (p. 174) to be one of a series, formerly in the Gabinetto dei Cesari in the Palazzo Ducale, illustrating incidents in the lives of the twelve Caesars. Gaye ('Carteggio', ii, p. 264) prints a letter, dated 26 March 1537, from the Duke of Mantua to Titian, informing the latter that the room will be ready to receive his portraits of the Caesars by the following May.
The initials "D.M." have been plausibly interpreted as standing for 'Diana Mantuana', i.e. Diana Scultori (sometimes incorrectly known as Diana Ghisi), much of whose engraved work is after Giulio. No print corresponding with 1862,1011.198 is known, however.
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