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Bartolomeo Pinelli
PROMETHEUS AND THE GODDESS ATHENA
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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212
Bartolomeo Pinelli
PROMETHEUS AND THE GODDESS ATHENA
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Bartolomeo Pinelli
ROME 1781-1835
PROMETHEUS AND THE GODDESS ATHENA
Pen and gray ink and gray and brown wash over traces of black chalk;
bears partially decipherable inscription in pen and brown ink, versoB. Pinelli. ...............Prometheus.
297 by 235 mm; 11¾ by 9¼ in
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Catalogue Note

The present scene, taken from Greek Mythology, depicts Prometheus carving out a statue whilst the Goddess Athena holds a butterfly over the statue's head, bestowing it with a soul and giving it life.

Another stylistically similar drawing of Perseus and Andromeda was on the London art market in 2010.1  Both drawings share the same dimensions and are framed within the same wash border which suggest they were once part of a larger series of drawings.

1. Sale, London, Christie's South Kensington, 9 December 2010, lot 1046

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York