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Taddeo Pepoli elected prince, study for a fresco; two men ascending steps looking to right, surrounded by figures, a banner at r
Red chalk, with red-brown wash, on grey paper
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Height: 197 millimetres
Width: 296 millimetres
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- Purchased as by Francesco Maffei, with a probable connection with a painting in the Treccani collection Milan (reproduced Daedalo, X 1929/30, p.650). It was later transferred to Canuti.
A study for one of the oval frescoes on the ceiling of the main stairs of the Palazzo Pepoli at Campogrande, Bologna painted in 1666. In the fourteenth century Taddeo Pepoli, an ancestor of the family, was elected Prince of Bologna. Two drawings related to the same work are in the Staatgalerie, Stuttgart (Turner, 1981, figs. 2 and 3).
Lit: E. Feinblatt, 'Some drawings by Canuti identified', "Art Quarterly", XXIV, 1961, p. 268; E. Feinblatt, "Master Drawings", VIII, 1969, p. 165; N. Turner, 'Italian Baroque Drawings', London, 1980, no. 48; N. Turner, 'Two Preparatory Studies for Canuti's "Taddeo Pepoli elected Prince", "Apollo", CXII, January 1981, pp. 42-3, n. 2, fig. 1
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- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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