FLEMISH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY
Three putti, after Giambologna (1529 - 1608)
bears inscription in pen and brown ink, lower left: Fiamingo / from vol 11...20
186 by 168 (drawing)
458 by 336 mm (mount)
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Laid down. Sections at the left and right of the sheet appear to have been cut into as there are incision lines. Light scattered foxing throughout. Red chalk remains strong and vibrant.
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Rt Hon. The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery,
his sale, London, Sotheby's, 5 & 6 and 9 & 10 July 1917, lot 449 (as François Du Quesnoy, Il Fiamingo);
Iohan Quirijn van Regteren Altena (L.4617)
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Italiaansche kunst in Nederlandsch bezit, 1934, p. 137, no. 496 (as Giovanni Bologna);
Amsterdam, Historisch Museum, In de ban van Italie-tekeningen uit een Amsterdamse verzameling, 1995, p. 33, no. 9 (as Anonymous)
S.A. Strong, Reproductions in facsimile of drawings by the old Masters in the collection of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery at Wilton House, 6 vols, London 1900, vol. 3, no. 30 (as François Duquesnoy);
B.H. Wiles, The Fountains of Florentine sculptors and their followers from Donatello to Bernini, Cambridge 1933, p. 87, no. 179;
W. Gramberg, Giovanni Bologna. Eine Untersuchung über die Werke seiner Wunderjahr (bis 1567), Berlin 1936, p. 50, note. 20
The three putti, depicted here, are after a fountain, executed by Giambologna, for the Medici family garden in Florence. The fountain no longer survives, but two of the bronze putti are now housed in the Bargello, Florence. The drawing was previously thought to be by François Duquesnoy (1594-1643).