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Roman soldiers unsheathing their swords, one mounted on a horse
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk
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Height: 280 millimetres
Width: 352 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit.: N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 365, p. 230; N. Turner, 'Three Drawings by Pellegrino Tibaldi', in S. Béguin et al., 'Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Jürgen Winkelmann', Naples, 1999, p. 356, figs. 3 and 4
The drawing was formerly placed with the anonymous, unmounted Italian school and was transferred to those of Tibaldi in March 1994.
Evidently from the same hand as the previous study, the drawing likewise bears a traditional attribution to the Carracci. The style suggests a dating in the period of the Palazzo Poggi decoration (1551-3). The recto compares especially well with the beautiful 'Dancing Figure' in the Los Angeles County Museum (Los Angeles, 1997, no. 7), for the vault of one of the two rooms with stories from the 'Odyssey'.
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