View 1 of Lot 225. Elijah in the Fiery Chariot.
View 1 of Lot 225. Elijah in the Fiery Chariot.
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Pier Francesco Mola

Elijah in the Fiery Chariot

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Pier Francesco Mola

Pier Francesco Mola

Elijah in the Fiery Chariot

Elijah in the Fiery Chariot

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Pier Francesco Mola

Coldrerio 1612 - 1666 Rome

Elijah in the Fiery Chariot


Pen and brown ink and wash over red chalk, within partial red chalk framing lines;

bears old attribution in brown ink, lower left: mich. ange de carr...ge.

232 by 124 mm; 9 1/8 by 4 7/8 in

Private Collection, France;
with St. Luke's Gallery, Washington, D.C.,
where acquired, 1994

This characteristic example of Mola's draughtsmanship does not appear to be connected to any surviving work by the artist, though it can be closely compared on stylistic grounds to an exquisite sheet depicting Venus Rescuing Aeneas, previously in the collection of Paul and Helen Bernat, datable to circa 1650.1


1. Sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 July 2010, lot 29