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The Flagellation of Christ; tied to a post at r, two men about to strike him, another man at right seen from behind
Pen and brown ink, on light brown paper
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Height: 133 millimetres
Width: 181 millimetres (sheet made up at top)
- Curator's comments
- 1946,0713.658a-c are together on the remains of one of Mariette's mounts, inscribed on the verso: "Cavr Baglione" "B"
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. 122, no. 1; J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Artists working in Rome', London, 1983, no. 41; M. Smith O'Neil, 'Giovanni Baglione, artistic reputation in Baroque Rome', Cambridge, 2002, Appendix 3: Unknown Drawings, no. 63 (where dated c. 1615)
Gere & Pouncey 1983
1946,0713.658a-c are together on the remains of one of Mariette's mounts, the inner, brown-washed border of which is inscribed in pencil: "Q73". The additions to 1946,0713.658b and c were presumably made by Mariette's mounter in order to achieve a symmetrical arrangement of the three drawings on one mount. The parapet (?) in the lower r. corner of 1946,0713.658c is in the same blacker ink as was used for the additions and itself seems also to be an addition; but though there is a tear at the bottom of the sheet just to the l. of this part, there is no sign of the sheet having been made up, so one must assume that Mariette's desire for symmetry led him also to complete this corner of the original drawing.
Inscribed on back of mount in pencil, in an eighteenth-century (?) hand: "Cavr Baglione", and in ink: "B". The outer, blue part of Mariette's mount with the cartouche has been cut away, and there is no means of telling whether the attribution goes back to him. Five drawings were sold under that name in his sale (Paris, 1775, lot 129): "St Paul ressuscitant Euti-que ... et quatre autres Sujets de martyres, à la plume & à la sanguine".
Though of differing format, these three drawings are clearly studies for the same composition: not only are they identical in style, handling and technique, but the figure of Christ is almost the same in 1946,0713.658b and c, while the l.-hand executioner is common to all three solutions.
Literature: Popham, Fenwick, p. 122, no. 1.
- Not on display
- Previous owner
Previous owner/ex-collection: Pierre Jean Mariette (L.2097; on lower right corner of 1946,0713.658c)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Jean Guillaume Moitte (His sale, Paris, 7-8.vi.1810, part of lot 15: 'St. Paul ressuscitant Eutique ; Sujet exécuté à la plume, lavé de bistre ; & trois différentes Etudes du Christ à la colonne. Ces deux Dessins, viennent du Cabinet de M. Mariette'.)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Sir Thomas Lawrence (L.2445; also on 1946.0713.658c)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Samuel Woodburn (Christie's, 4.vi.1860/part of lot 1 'Various, by ALBANO, BERNINI, BRICCIO, and others', 14 in the lot, bt Phillipps £1-14-0)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Sir Thomas Phillipps
Previous owner/ex-collection: Thomas Fitzroy Fenwick
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