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Two standing men in classical dress, after Polidoro; a boat behind
Pen and brown ink
Verso: Studies of profile heads of three Roman soldiers and of a woman wearing a helmet
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
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Height: 272 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres (irregular)
- Curator's comments
- Copy after figures between two of the first floor windows, Palazzo Milesi, Rome.
Lit: L. Ravelli, 'Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio', Bergamo, 1978, no 765.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
This pair of figures occurs between two of the first floor windows of the Palazzo Milesi in the Via della Maschera d'Oro, Rome (cf. 1895,0915.653). Maccari's engraving shows the l. arms of both men in different positions and omits the image held by one and the boat indicated by the other. A preparatory drawing by Polidoro himself, in the Jerusalem Museum, agrees with 1960,1115.4 in these details. A late sixteenth-century Flemish copy of the same pair of figures, in the Albertina (cat. ii, 118, as School of Frans Floris), shows each figure standing on a separate moulded plinth. Maccari shows them on a plain continuous base.
On the verso of 1960,1115.4 are crudely drawn profile heads of three Roman soldiers and of a female wearing a helmet, all in pen.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Donated in 1946 but only registered in 1960
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