Carlo Maratta

(Camerano, 1625 - Rome, 1713)

recto: Clelia Crosses River Tiber, c. 1710

pen, wash and brown ink and red chalk

verso: Figures

Red chalk

196 x 169 mm (7.72 x 6.65 inches)

  • Reference Number: 0255
  • Provenance: Private collection, France
  • Price: p.o.a.

The present drawing is connected to, and can be considered a preparatory study for the left side of the sheet by Carlo Maratta in the Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth (inv. no. 595).
The entire composition has been engraved by Andrea Procaccini (1671-1734) in (C. Le Blanc, Manuel de l'Amateur d'estampes. Paris, 1854-1888, III, p. 256, no. 12). No final composition has been yet found by Maratta.

Tha attribution has been confirmed by Dr. Stella Rudolph (written comunication 7 October 2008).

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