355
355
Lieven Cruyl
A) VIEW OF ST PETER'S, ROME B) VIEW OF CASTEL SANT'ANGELO, ST PETER'S IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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355
Lieven Cruyl
A) VIEW OF ST PETER'S, ROME B) VIEW OF CASTEL SANT'ANGELO, ST PETER'S IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Lieven Cruyl
GHENT 1634 - BEFORE 1720
A) VIEW OF ST PETER'S, ROME B) VIEW OF CASTEL SANT'ANGELO, ST PETER'S IN THE BACKGROUND
Quantity: 2
Both pen and black and brown ink and brown and grey wash over black chalk on vellum;
both signed in pen and brown ink, lower centre:  Cruyl.
each 125 mm (diameter)
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Catalogue Note

Cruyl was in Rome between 1664 and 1673, and in the first year he executed a series of twenty-one large drawings of the city, eighteen of which were in the Hapsburg collection, and are now in the Cleveland Museum of Art1; the remainder of the group are in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam.  A series of views of Rome, engraved after Cruyl, illustrated the fourth volume of J.G. Graevius' Thesaurus Antiquiatum Romanarum, published in Utrecht in 1697. 

Two similar drawings by Cruyl, executed from the same viewpoint as the present works on vellum, were sold, Paris, Sotheby's, 8 December 1984, lot 75 (St Peter's) and New York, Sotheby's, 23 January 2001, lot 262 (Castel Sant Angelo).

1. see H. Franci, 'Drawings by Lieven Cruyl of Rome', in The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, no. 10, 1943, pp. 152-9

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