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Three numbered caricatures in one sheet, of which two portraying of the same person; a man, head only, seen in profile (1), looking right; a cleric, head and shoulders, looking right, with a wide forehead (2)
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1700-1755 (?)
Height: 122 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 69 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See curatorial comment for 1871,0812.818.
The first inscription describes the sitter, Flavio (second name not deciphered), as employed in the Albani household and, at the time of the caricature, as the administrator in charge of Castel Sant’Angelo. The ‘Eminentissimo Albani’ could refer to one of the two ‘cardinal nepoti’ of pope Clement XI (Giovanni Francesco Albani, 1649-1721), Annibale Albani (1682-1751) or the great patron and art collector Alessandro Albani (1692-1779).
The second caricature is repeated twice and the inscription “Monsignor del Riccio” refers perhaps to the Florentine Riccardo del Riccio, who is recorded to have been nominated abbot of the Carthusian monastery of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio at the Tre Fontane near Rome on 1 September 1728 (cf. ‘Foglio di Foligno’, foglio 36, 3 September 1728, p. 375 (Rome section).
Or it is possibly Giulio del Riccio, Canon of the City and Vicar General of the Diocese of Florence (died by 1750), although there is no record of his presence in Rome.
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