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Two nude women, one seated and seen from behind, the other kneeling washing clothes in a stream, after Giulio Romano; armour on the ground at l
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash
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Height: 182 millimetres
Width: 266 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Copied from a lost fresco in the Loggia della Grotta of the Palazzo del Te.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
Though by a weak copyist or studio-assistant, SL,5226.43 is of interest as reproducing a lost study for part of the lower r.-hand subsidiary frieze in the central compartment of the back wall of the Loggia della Grotta of the Palazzo del Te. The two lower friezes are now so damaged as to be almost indecipherable, but if the engraving of the whole section of decoration given by d'Arco ('Giulio Romano', pl. xxxviii) is to be trusted, the fresco differed from SL,5226.43 in the substitution of a spear and cuirass for the sword and helmet on the trophy, in the position of the kneeling woman's head, and in the absence of the basket on the r.
A coarsely finished, probably studio, drawing in the Louvre (3513; Braun 62292) likewise differs from d'Arco's engraving in these details. Its outlines are pricked and it may have been traced through from the presumed lost original.
Another, even weaker, version is also in the Sloane Bequest (SL,5226.141).
- Not on display
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Miscellaneous number: A,07.43