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Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
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Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)


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

Cambiaso´s own rendering of this composition, corresponding in all particulars to the present sheet, is in the Ambrosiana, Milán (inv. no. 46). Connected by the Suidas with the composition of one of the scenes in Cambiaso´s frescoes on the ceiling of a room on the piano nobile of the Palazzo Doria, formerly Spinola Valenza, Via Garibaldi, Genoa. In the corresponding fresco, however, the chariot and horses are overturned and fall headlong through the sky following Phaeton´s loss of control of the steeds. Neverthless in a later comment in their book, the Suidas were inclined to connect the same drawing with the fresco of Phoebus in his Chariot, once on the ceiling of a room in the Casa di Domenico Boccardo, formerly Lomellini, Sampierdarena.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Virginia, Art Services International, 2008, p.261

Technical data

Inventory number
Anonymous (Follower of: Cambiaso, Luca)
XVI century
Wash; Pencil; Pencil ground; Grey-brown ink
Height: 230 mm; Width: 335 mm
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Suida Manning, Bertina, Luca Cambiaso. La Vita e Le Opere, Ceschina, Milán, 1958, pp. 83 y 98.

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. 261.

Turner, Nicholas, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracc: a century of Italian drawings from the Prado, Art Services International, Virginia, 2008, pp. 261.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 514.

Inscriptions +

28. Vent.otto (corresponde al presente estudio y al dibujo 58 (P01705) pegado abajo en la misma página) ( margen superior derecho de la página del Álbum, de mano del coleccionista de la "doble numeración")
Inscribed in pen and brown ink. Support

Trentacinque e trentasei [Hércules dando muerte al centauro Eurition, 35, y Faetón conduciendo la carroza dorada, 36] (margen derecho de la página, un propietario italiano posterior ha numerado los dos dibujos)
Inscribed. Support

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

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