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Cavalry Battle [The Battle of Milvian Bridge (?)]
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
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Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)

Cavalry Battle [The Battle of Milvian Bridge (?)]

XVI century. Wash, Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink on paper.
Not on display

The encounter between the two generals, one looking heavenwards at a vision as he is about to be struck by the other´s sword, suggests a composition of the Battle of Milvian Bridge, or the Battle of Constantine. In representations of this battle, however, the protagonist normally wears a Roman Emperor´s imperial wreath and not helmet, as shown here.

This is a replica of a drawing by Cambiaso in the British Museum, London (inv. no. 1946-7-13-296). Other drawn variations of the same composition from Cambiaso´s School include an example in the Witt Collection, the Courtauld Institute Gallery, London (inv. no. 2854); and another formerly on the art market, Munich.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Virginia, Art Services International, 2008, p.276

Technical data

Inventory number
D001680
Author
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
Title
Cavalry Battle [The Battle of Milvian Bridge (?)]
Date
XVI century
Technique
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Support
Paper
Dimension
Height: 245 mm; Width: 357 mm
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos. Dibujos italianos del siglo XVI (por Nicholas Turner, con la colaboración de José Manuel Matilla), V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 276.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Virginia, 2008, pp. 276.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 543.

Inscriptions +

19. dieci, e nove. ( margen superior derecho de la página del Álbum, de mano del coleccionista de la ´doble numeración´. El número corresponde a éste y al dibujo D01679, pegado debajo en la misma página)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink. Support

Settantatre e settanta [quattro] [Batalla de caballería, 74 (?), y Crucifixión, 73] (margen derecho de la página del Álbum, un propietario italiano posterior ha numerado las dos hojas)
Inscribed. Support

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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