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A battle outside a city; cavalry in the foreground, with tents at l, and soldiers standing on a hill in the mid-distance
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk
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Height: 328 millimetres
Width: 553 millimetres (semi-circular; approx)
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- From Phillipps MS. 36445.
Lit.: A.E. Popham, 'Catalogue of Drawings in the Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., F.R.S., now in the possession of his Grandson, T. Fitzroy Phillipps Fenwick of Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham', I, London, 1935, p. 14, no. 12 (as Florentine School XVI century); J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 346
Gere & Pouncey 1983
Classified by Popham in the Fenwick Catalogue as Anonymous Florentine, sixteenth-Century, with the comment that the type of composition and the style resembled those of Francesco Salviati. On entering the Museum placed with Antonio Tempesta. In our opinion the style of the drawing is more accurately defined in terms of the late Taddeo Zuccaro, though the stilted clumsiness of the composition suggests some provincial follower working perhaps in Umbria or the Marches.
Literature: Popham, Fenwick, p. 14, no.12
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