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Man about to strike a seated soldier
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Man about to strike a seated soldier

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

Insofar as it is possible to judge from its fragmentary condition (more than half the drawing is made up; the original piece of paper on which the study is made occupies the upper section only of the composition), the drawing seems to be a copy, but the model on which it would have been based remains to be identified. The fluid style of drawing in outline with large areas of light wash is, however, reminiscent of the work of the Milanese artist Giovanni Battista della Rovere (1561-c. 1630). Some echoes of Primaticcio (1504/05-1570) may also be detected.

Technical data

Inventory number
D001430
Author
Anonymous
Title
Man about to strike a seated soldier
Date
XVI century
Technique
Wash; Pencil; Grey-brown ink
Support
Yellow paper
Dimension
Height: 156 mm.; Width: 86 mm.
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931; I. Brun

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos, V, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 434.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Virginia, 2008, pp. 434.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 250.

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Update date: 30-04-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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