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Raffaello Vanni albums: Study of a woman supporting the fainting Julia
Verso: A seated man raising his arm
Black and white chalk on buff paper
- Production date
- 1660 (circa)
Height: 197 millimetres
Width: 289 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The drawings on both recto and verso are studies for Mei's picture of 'Giulia Fainting at the Sight of Pompey's Cloak' in the Cassa di Risparmio, Prato (on the picture see especially M. Casini Wanrooij, in C. Cerretelli and R. Fantappiè eds, 'Il Seicento a Prato', Prato, 1988, p. 202, no. 67, and B. Granata in B. Santi and C. Strinati eds, 'Siena et Roma: Raffaello, Caravaggio e i protagonisti di un legame antico', exh. cat., Siena, Santa Maria della Scala, 2005, pp. 375-6, nos. 5.6 and 5.7). The picture is undocumented, but it probably postdates Mei's relocation to Rome in 1657 at the behest of Pope Alexander VII. 1886,0104.3.195 is a similar study for the figure bearing the cloak; a compositional drawing, hitherto the only preparatory sheet known, is in the Biblioteca Comunale, Siena (E.I.14., c. 82v; ill. M. Ciampolini, 'Pittori senesi del Seicento', Siena, 2010, p. 357).
For a general description of the Vanni workshop albums see 1886,0104.3.1.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The register describes the vendor simply as "Mr Ready"
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