Lot 110
  • 110

Attributed to Niccolò Martinelli, called Il Trometta

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Sold
5,250 USD
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Description

  • Niccolò Martinelli, called Il Trometta
  • The Triumph of Scipio Africanus, after Giulio Romano
  • Pen and brown ink and wash heightened with white, on blue paper;
    bears an illegible inscription in brown ink, lower left: .... 82(?) Giulio(?)
  • 365 by 275 mm; 14 3/8  by 10¾ in

Provenance

Bears unidentified collector's mark (letters D.H.H.F. in a rectangle, stamped in black ink, verso; not in Lugt)

Catalogue Note

This drawing records a section from one of Giulio Romano's modelli for the series of tapestry cartoons representing The Triumph of Scipio Africanus.Stylistically the handling of the winged putto in the upper left of the present sheet is very close to the work of Niccolò Trometta.

1.  F. Hartt, Giulio Romano, 2 vols., New Haven 1958, no. 260, fig. 475

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