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Landscape with St Bruno (?) kneeling on a cloud; page in an album
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
Showing through from the verso is a study in pen and brown ink of a male figure kneeling on a river bank.
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Height: 219 millimetres
Width: 253 millimetres
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- For details of the Grimaldi album see entry for At,10.1.
Lit.: N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 144(3)
A drawing by Grimaldi showing a composition with the same kneeling saint but set in a different landscape is in the Istituto Nazionale, Rome (inv. no. FC 4557; 128484). The composition appears to be based on that of a painting by Pier Francesco Mola in the collection of Sir Denis Mahon, London (Lugano and Rome, 1989-90, pp.148 and 150, no. 1.2). A drawing in the Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid (inv.no. 2379; Lugano and Rome, 1989-90, pp.240-41, no.III.32) seems to show Grimaldi copying a ceiling design by Mola for a room in the Palazzo Pamphilj at Valmontone and would appear to be another instance of Grimaldi copying from Mola.
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