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The Rape of Europa; Europa riding on the bull through the waves, being led by Neptune, a putto with drapery above, attendants on the shore at r
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, over red chalk
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Height: 221 millimetres
Width: 398 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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', London, 1935, p. 135, no. 1 (as Giuseppe Chiari); N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 33
Formerly placed under the name of Giuseppe Chiari, the drawing was transferred in 1981 to Calandrucci, at the suggestion of Graf. The same composition is studied, in reverse and with differences, in a drawing at Düsseldorf (Graf, 1986, 1, no. 617). The looser treatment of the Düsseldorf drawing would seem to suggest that, of the two, it was drawn first.
Graf compared the composition with a painting by Albani in the Galleria Colonna, Rome (Safarik, 1981, no. 1).
Literature: Popham, 1935, 1, p.135, no. 1 (as Chiari); Graf, 1986, 1, p. 142, under no. 617.
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