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The Triumph of David, preparatory study for a painting; a boy with a sword over his shoulder, holding the head of Goliath, the king in a horse-drawn chariot, followed by soldiers, to right, women waiting to greet him at l
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white (mostly oxidised), on light brown prepared paper
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Height: 277 millimetres
Width: 621 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit.: N. Turner, 'Italian Baroque Drawings', London, 1980, no. 22; N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 121
A finished preparatory study, with only minor differences, for the 'Triumph of David' in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, which Fischer Pace has dated towards the end of the 1640s (Fischer, 1973, pp. 151-2, no. 28; Fischer Pace, 1978, p. 345 and fig. 3). The pendant painting of the 'Death of Absalom' is in the same museum.
Literature: Turner, 1980, p.62, no. 22.
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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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