294
294

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Workshop of Giovanni Guerra
THE FINDING OF THE TRUE CROSS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
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294

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR EGBERT HAVERKAMP-BEGEMANN

Workshop of Giovanni Guerra
THE FINDING OF THE TRUE CROSS
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Workshop of Giovanni Guerra
THE FINDING OF THE TRUE CROSS
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk;
bears inscription in brown ink on the architrave of the temple: SEPULCRUM DOMINE.;
bears numbering in brown ink, lower left: 2 and an old inscription (partly cut), lower left: L.C. del(?), bears initials in black chalk, verso: L.C.
283 by 220 mm; 11 1/8  by 8¾ in
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Catalogue Note

The present drawing appears to be executed by one of the numerous artists who worked in Rome under the supervision of Giovanni Guerra (c. 1540-1618) and Cesare Nebbia (c.1536-c.1613), executing a vast series of decorations for the Pope Sixtus V, Peretti (1585-1590), during the years of the 'cantieri sistini.'  These projects included the decorations of the Lateran Palace, the Benediction Loggia in the Basilica, the Vatican Library, the Scala Santa, and the Palazzo di Montecavallo (now the Quirinal).  Though Baglione, who assisted both Guerra and Nebbia in all Sixtus V's buildings, insisted that all drawings for these projects were executed by Nebbia, based on Guerra's inventions, in such a vast enterprise many of the drawings must actually have been made by other artists, their names today forgotten, whose work in the 'cantieri' was not documented, as all payments for the work would have been made to Guerra and Nebbia.  

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

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New York