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Landscape with a small temple; page in an album
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
Verso: Two designs for a room decoration, the upper one for the corner of a vault
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk
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Height: 281 millimetres
Width: 241 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For details of the Grimaldi album see entry for At,10.1. The greater part of the lower study on the verso is on a separate sheet of paper measuring 133 x 192 mm. which has been pasted down on the original sheet.
Lit.: N. Turner, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, Roman Baroque Drawings', London, 1999, I, no. 144(64)
Elements of the landscape on the recto were used in the fresco decoration of the Sale Rosse, in the Palazzo Quirinale, Rome (Batorska, 1982(b), p. 9, pl. 12), for which see also At,10.18 and At,10.22. In the opinion of Isabella Lodi-Fè, the composition is, however, closer to a painting by Grimaldi in the Borghese Gallery (inv. no. 296) than to the fresco in the Sale Rosse.
A copy of the drawing is in the Teylers Museum, Haarlem (inv. no. K.VI. 108).
Literature: Batorska, 1982(b), p. 9, pl. 12.
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