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Saturn castrating Uranus, and the Rape of the Sabines, formerly in a sketch-book; the women struggling to free themselves from the soldiers, head of a satyr on a plinth among them
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk
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Height: 106 millimetres
Width: 288 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: fleur-de-lys in a circle.
One of a group of five leaves of a sketchbook with copies of friezes (the other four: 1870,0813.895/898). Copied from the chiaroscuri painted by Polidoro da Caravaggio on the façade of Palazzo Milesi, Rome.
Lit: Lit: P.Pouncey and J.A. Gere, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Raphael and his circle', London, 1962, I, no. 223, II, pl. 194, (as after Polidoro); L. Ravelli, 'Polidoro Caldara da Caravaggio', Bergamo, 1978, no. 777.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
[See also 1870,0813.895 for further curatorial comment]
This drawing closely resembles 1870,0813.895- 898 in style and is on the same kind of paper, with the same watermark as 1870,0813.898.
The scenes are copied from the chiaroscuri painted by Polidoro on the façade of the Palazzo Milesi, in the Via della Maschera d'Oro, Rome. For other drawings connected with this façade see 1895,0915.653; 1960,1115.3-4.
- Not on display
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Miscellaneous number: A,07.77