POLIDORO CALDARA, CALLED POLIDORO DA CARAVAGGIO | RECTO: SHEET OF STUDIES WITH THE RAPE OF PROSERPINA, A HEAD STUDY AND TWO SKETCHES FOR TWO FIGURES OF AN EXECUTIONER AND HIS LEFT LEG VERSO: AN ALLEGORICAL FEMALE FIGURE FLANKED BY TWO OTHER WINGED FIGURES
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
POLIDORO CALDARA, CALLED POLIDORO DA CARAVAGGIO
Caravaggio 1499 - 1543 Messina
RECTO: SHEET OF STUDIES WITH THE RAPE OF PROSERPINA, A HEAD STUDY AND TWO SKETCHES FOR TWO FIGURES OF AN EXECUTIONER AND HIS LEFT LEG
VERSO: AN ALLEGORICAL FEMALE FIGURE FLANKED BY TWO OTHER WINGED FIGURES
Red chalk (recto and verso);
bears old attribution twice in pen and brown ink: de Domenicho da siena and in another hand di Domenico da Siena
221 by 146 mm
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Few tiny losses: two at the top margin, one towards the right edge one at the bottom corner. Some slight brown staining at the lower edge. On the verso to the left edge the paper has been thinned were was possibly attached to an old mount. the remain of a more recent window mounting is visible on the verso, possibly done by Vallardi.
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Giuseppe Vallardi (L.1223, recto and verso, with his numbering in red chalk on the verso: B455)