50
50
Attributed to Giulio Pippi, called Giulio Romano
Rome 1499? - 1546 Mantua
A MALE FIGURE SEATED ON CLOUDS:  PART OF A DESIGN FOR A CEILING DECORATION 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,100 USD
JUMP TO LOT
50
Attributed to Giulio Pippi, called Giulio Romano
Rome 1499? - 1546 Mantua
A MALE FIGURE SEATED ON CLOUDS:  PART OF A DESIGN FOR A CEILING DECORATION 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,100 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Attributed to Giulio Pippi, called Giulio Romano
Rome 1499? - 1546 Mantua
ROME 1499 - 1546 MANTUA
A MALE FIGURE SEATED ON CLOUDS:  PART OF A DESIGN FOR A CEILING DECORATION 
pen and brown ink and wash, squared for transfer in red chalk
137 by 134mm; 5 3/8 by 5 1/4 in
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Catalogue Note

This figure appears, in reverse, in an engraving of Jupiter with the Gods on Olympus by Pierre Milan, possibly after Giulio Romano (see Stefania Massari, Giulio Romano, pinxit et delineavit, Rome 1993,  p. xxviii, pl. 15).  In the introduction to her book, Massari suggests that Milan's print is a personal invention, inspired by the central panel showing the wedding of Cupid and Psyche in the Sala di Psiche of Palazzo Te, Mantua.  The composition of the print has also been associated with Primaticcio, but no such ceiling by him is known and stylistically it appears closer to Giulio Romano (see Henry Zerner, Ecole de Fontainebleau, Gravures, France 1969,  P.M. 5).  

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