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Landscape with a rider; page in an album
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
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Height: 313 millimetres
Width: 457 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(47)
As Laux has pointed out (1988, pp. 242ff.), this is the third of a series of drawings by Grimaldi of this same scene, the first two of which are in the Louvre (inv. nos 9112 and 9166; Laux, 1988, figs 6 and 7). In the first of the Louvre drawings, Grimaldi concentrates more on the landscape and the figure of the rider; in the second, he delineates the figures on the left more clearly, while in the present drawing he clarifies the features of the rider, leaving the card-players outlined in black chalk, sketching them more fully in a separate study (At,10.48). The artist etched the composition, in reverse and with slight differences (Bartsch, 1803-21, xix, p. 110, no. 46), and an impression of the print is in the Department of Prints and Drawings (inv.no. 1874,0808.688). An anonymous drawn copy, with slight variations, is in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York (inv. no. iv. 169; Laux, 1988, fig. 10). A related etching by Michel Corneille is included in the 'Recueil Jabach' (pl. 17B) as after a design by Annibale Carracci.
Literature: Jaffé, 1964, pp. 91ff., no. 14 and fig. 64; London, 1984 (b), no. 40; Laux, 1988, pp. 242ff.; Bailey, 1994, no. 60b.
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