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Copy of a frieze of soldiers attacking prisoners, and a Roman Triumph, after Polidoro da Caravaggio; figures in a chariot below at l
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
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Height: 213 millimetres
Width: 284 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After a frieze by Polidoro, now in the Palazzo Barberini, Rome. Two engravings by Cherubino Alberti (B.XVII, 109, 160) correspond in reverse with the upper and lower drawings.
Lit: P. Pouncey and J.A. Gere, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Raphael and his circle', London, 1962, I, no. 220, II, pl. 192; L. Ravelli, 'Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio', Bergamo, 1978, no. 444
Pouncey & Gere 1962
[See also 1870,0813.895 for further curatorial comment]
Four fragments of a frieze by Polidoro, two of which correspond with the lower drawing and one with the r.-hand part of the upper one, are in the Palazzo Barberini, Rome, whither they were removed in the seventeenth century from (it would seem) a façade on the Piazza Madama (see R. Kultzen,'Miscellanea Bibliothecae Hertzianae', xvi (1961), p. 207 and figs. 139ff.). Two engravings by Cherubino Alberti (B. xvii, p. 109, 160), numbered "4" and "5", the latter bearing a dedication to Cardinal Francesco Barberini and the date 1628, correspond in reverse with the upper and lower drawings but show further soldiers following the horseman top 1. and accompanying the lions bottom r. in 1870,0813.896.
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